Which form is more common when referring to examples (or, for example, tables)?

Some text (see examples 1a and 2e in X).


Some text (see X, examples 1a and 2e).

X is the title of the section. The word "section" is not included.


Not aware of any standard.

But your first one reads easier to me: See examples 1 and 2 in section X.

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