Okay, I found the solution myself: Need to specify \startxtable[split=repeat] 
or else. 

It’s actually a bit surprising that the value of the “outer” enivornment 
(placetable) depends on the settings in the inner one (xtable). I speculate 
this might be because the order of the tables might be different as soon as 
xtable tries to place them …


\startplacetable[reference=tab1,title={A table},location=split]
\startxcell hi \stopxcell

> On 22 Apr 2020, at 21:10, Benjamin Buchmuller <benjamin.buchmul...@gmail.com> 
> wrote:
> Hi,
> I would like to reference a table of the following structure. 
> \starttext
> \startplacetable[reference=tab1,title={A table},location=split]
> \startxtable
> \startxrow
> \startxcell hi \stopxcell
> \stopxrow
> \stopxtable
> \stopplacetable
> In Table \in[tab1]
> \stoptext
> It has [location=split], which I need this because xtable doesn’t like to be 
> placed without a split; and apparently neither does it accept the 
> \placetable[ref]{...} syntax. However, the reference is now no longer 
> detected.
> I can see that the split table’s caption is about to become "Table 1.a.", 
> "Table 1.b" etc. and I appreciate that this is potentially a quite complex 
> mechanism anyways, but if there was any chance to  get a reference as “Table 
> 1”, I would be helped a lot.
> On similar lines, is there a way to have “Table 1 (continued).” in the 
> caption?
> Cheers
> Benjamin

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