Cannot follow links or tags in front-matter in edit view

Steps to reproduce

Create a note with YAML front matter like so:

---
title: Text Expanders
date: [[2020-05-31]] 1:04 PM
tags: #software-dev #obsidian
---

Result

In edit view, I cannot follow links or open tags using ctrl+click or follow link hotkey

Environment

  • Operating system: Windows 10
  • Obsidian version: 0.6.7
  • Using custom CSS: No
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+1. Same setup and same bug as @sam.baron.

As we discussed, this is not a bug but a design desicion to be finalized.
The current idea is to use the YAML fronmatter for dev\plugins metadata.
Users should not really use the YAML metadata directly. If users want to use a frontmatter, they can do so outside the YAML block, i.e.

---
YAML metadata
---

your frontmatter

--- 

or

---
YAML metadata
---

# your frontmatter
bla bla bla

# main text 
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Wouldn’t that turn the notes into Obsidian notes instead of completely freestanding notes?

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And having had a quick think about it, I’d rather Obsidian specific data to be in a database rather than contained in files I might want to use in other programs.

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obsidian support use # to add tags, it’s nice feature.

I use front-matter like:

---
title:
date:
categories:
tags: #tag1 #tag2 #tag3
---

hope to parse # tags in the front-matter

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For the latest public version 0.8.9, you can use the Templates plugin to insert the front-matter. Just enable the plugin, then add a templates file whose content is as follow:


title:
date:
categories:
tags:

when you want to create a new note , simply click ‘Insert template’ to add the front-matter. The tags should work if they do exist.

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