Mermaid: Internal links in diagrams lead to blank ("break Obsidian")

Steps to reproduce

  1. Create Mermaid diagram
  2. Embed an internal link to a graph
  3. Click the link in preview

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Expected result

Internal link: Option to open in new Tab or jump to the page

Actual result

  1. blank page shows up
  2. Obsidian needs to be restarted to get back to the note


  • Operating system: MacOS 10.15
  • Obsidian version: 0.7.6. no custom CSS

Additional information

With internal links it would be possible to create a diagram with relationships between the notes as a concept map.


Not a bug, what’s inside the Mermaid block will only be parsed by Mermaid. Just like if you have [[link]] in LaTeX that won’t work too.

Here’s a workaround that you can take a look: Obsidian Links in Mermaid

Please file a feature request if you feel like it’s important.