Internal links using HTML do not appear as backlinks or show up in graph view

Steps to reproduce

Create an internal link using HTML notation like: <a class="internal-link" href="">My Page</a>

Expected result

I expect to see the link show up in graph view and as a backlink in

Actual result

The link works for clicking through but not as a backlink or in graph view.


  • Operating system: macOS Monterey
  • Debug info:
    Obsidian version: v0.14.6
    Installer version: v0.14.2
    Operating system: Darwin Kernel Version 21.4.0: Fri Mar 18 00:46:32 PDT 2022; root:xnu-8020.101.4~15/RELEASE_ARM64_T6000 21.4.0
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Additional information

I have to use HTML style links in order to place them inside more complex, HTML tables. So in this case, MD style links are not an alternative.

I am sorry to disappoint you but you have misplaced expectations.

Open a feture request for this.

Do you know if there is any way to have md style links inside HTML tables so that graph view and backlinks will work with my links?