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Ideal for note links #723

eode opened this issue Oct 9, 2019 · 2 comments


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commented Oct 9, 2019

This is my ideal for note links, but could stand as a general area for discussion regarding note links.

  • Linking should be easy
  • Linking should be unintrusive
  • Linking should be trackable

Towards that end, these are my thoughts:

  • Requirements (for my needs)
    • Any note title typed exactly becomes linked to that note in a 'greedy' fashion -- I.e., the longest note title that matches is the match.
    • Any note that is linked to has a list of back-links
    • Link renaming -- if a note title is renamed, there's an option to automatically rename all links.
  • Niceties
    • Capitalization is ignored
    • Perhaps a configuration option "Link to Note Titles" that disables linking if unchecked
    • Any link can be long-pressed to be "unlinked" (unstyled, doesn't get followed) (in reality, still tracked, but ignored)
    • A "make links" checkbox after the note title - causes it to default to 'unlinked'.

On the back-end, this can be done quite a few ways -- either as embedded but hidden text, or as a separate "Note -- Links", "Note 2 -- Links" documents. One simple way would be to have tags embedded in the notes -- but they would have to be parsed for actually viewing the note. I'm not sure how your underlying structure works.


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commented Oct 9, 2019

Thanks for the feedback! Will keep these ideas in mind as we explore linking in the future.


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