Is there anything for Buddhist texts equivalent to the typical way of citing Biblical verses? (e.g. John 1:1)
[Related question on Tripitaka Section Numbering.]
As I keep looking myself, this seems to be less well-specified than one might hope. But a couple of useful things so far lead me to one option being something like:
DN 16 (PTS DN ii 72)
Trouble is, although that's probably quite a precise form, it's for the Pali. See below for the references that help explain it.