One of the things I’ve been using in my YAML frontmatter is upstream/downstream which comes from the idea of parent-child relations in Notion databases.
So for example, you might have a hierarchy like the following examples:
- Programming → Programming Languages → TypeScript MOC → TypeScript Functions
- Evergreen note xxx → Literature Note xxx → Fleeting note xxx
- Goal xxx → Project xxx → Milestone xxx → Task xxx
- Folgezettel 1 → Folgezettel 1-1, Folgezettel 1-a
Programming Languages would have a upstream of “Programming” and a downstream of “TypeScript MOC”; Literature note would have a upstream of an evergreen note and a downstream of a fleeting note. The rest are quite self-explanatory.
The issue with that is that YAML is often something like this:
--- upstream: ["Evergreen note xxx", "Evergreen note yyy"] downstream: ["Fleeting note xxx", "Fleeting note yyy"] aliases: [x,y,z] tags: [tag1,tag2,tag3] --- # Literature Note xxx
Links are expressed as [“x”] syntax, not the conventional [[x]] which allows you to establish a link that can be seen in the local graph view, or even a linked mention.
What I’d love to be able to do is whenever I add a link to either upstream or downstream, it automatically updates in the link itself to establish a upstream-downstream relationship.
For example, if I update
Literature note xxx by putting
Evergreen note xxx in the upstream attribute, then
Evergreen note xxx will automatically populate with
Literature note xxx in the downstream attribute.
I think this would be really useful in establishing all sorts of parent-child relationships which can then be reflected in dataview/used by other plugins in future.