Properties: Support Markdown links

Use case or problem

I want to use markdown links in the frontmatter

link: "[other note](../"

Such link doesn’t render as a link in the preview mode and doesn’t get updated is other note is being renamed


Please also support them in lists:

parents: ["[Mom](../People/", "[Dad](../"]

It’s incredibly inconsistent that wikilinks work and external URLs work, but neither internal nor external markdown links do.

+1 for clickable .md links in Properties front matter

+1. Some plugins also use this format (IE geo locations for Map View)

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+1. I need this. That’s pretty much the reason I still stick with backlink.

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I found myself wanting this today and came here to make the same request. It’s nice to be able to link to external pages in metadata—the source of some information, for instance, or a Google doc that you summarized in your vault. I can paste the URL into the metadata, but it’d be cleaner and more readable if I could have a nice display text.

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+1. I need this.

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Yeah, I use frontmatter for references and it would be nice to link to the resources pdf but I can’t…

Adding my voice here: I’m also using markdown links in a list in properties.

aliases: [Kleene operator, Kleene closure]
  - "[regexone site]("
  - "[wikipedia]("

I’d love if obsidian recognized these as links, so that they’re clickable in the reading view :slight_smile:

I would love this. I do so much with linking files together through DB Folder for linking Videos to games. It is a nice thing to do.

Use case or problem

The new Properties system handles wikilinks, and url strings, but not markdown links (i.e. “( )” ). Using a url is not ideal when you are linking externally. For example if I am linking to Akira Kurosawa’s imdb page I want to use a markdown link, “[Akira Kurosawa]( )”, instead of just the url, which gives no information about what the external link is.

Proposed solution

v1.4 already renders wikilinks correctly. Can the same thing be done for markdown links?

I think there’s already a FR opened for this :innocent: :

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I do not understand how I missed this the first time I was looking for it.
Opened a similar FR because I failed to find this one.

I support this FR.
I tend to prefer markdown links in some of my notes because I share those via github with others, and wikilinks just don’t work on there.

+1, and adding the words “masked external links” in hopes that it makes this show up in search results—I also created a duplicate.

+1, after reading this FR I think it would be very helpful for my FR related to embedding properties to have this feature implemented.

I am waiting for this as well.