Can we use the front matter for tags?

Hi, with the latest insider release, we are directly encouraged to add aliases and tags to the front matter. Currently, my front matter for any new note looks like this:

---
aliases: []
categories: []
date: []
tags: []
title: []
---

I scrounged these options together but I couldn’t find a comprehensive documentation for what can go in the front matter.

Now I’m reading that users should actually not use the front matter directly: Include / show note links in yaml frontmatter (v0.8.5)

So I’m a little confused now. What’s the the current best practice? Can we use the front matter like I did above, or should we add some other meta information block? Thanks!

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Currently, we only added support for aliases and tags. The frontmatter has to be in proper YAML format or it won’t work. We are planning to add some UI support for you to input it/check it.
You can add other variables but unless they are handled explicitely by obsidian or a plugin they won’t do anything.

We will add some documentation before this feature goes public.

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Thanks, that’s already good to know.

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