The current behavior of backlinks in obsidian is to redirect the user to the same text block that is linked. I would like to request a feature to add offset to links by specifying a number at the end of the link.
[[Note#Heading+2]]- directs user to 2 lines below the
[[Note#Heading-5]]- directs user to 5 lines above the
Points to consider:
- I know that this can already be achieved by creating a block reference by adding an id to the block I want to link to. But in my opinion adding a block id clutters my notes and It’s something that I would like to avoid if possible, to keep my notes clean and contain just my notes.
- A potential issue with this approach is that the block’s offset from header could be changed (in future) to a different position than where it was when the link was created.
- the ideal solution is to automatically identify this change and update the backlink automatically when the blocks offset is changed - similar to how the file references are update when a file in the vault is renamed.
- OR - a potential workaround is to automatically add an alias to the backlink - where the alias is the copy of block text at the time of backlink creation.