Quoting headings makes nest headings

Steps to reproduce

I have a page full of H2s, some of these repeat through H1s, like that:

# Heading 1.1
## Heading 2.1
## Heading 2.2
## Heading 2.3

# Heading 1.2
## Heading 2.4
## Heading 2.2
## Heading 2.5

So, Heading 2.2 repeat in both headings (same title), I wanted to link the second one, not the first one, so in another note I’d type ![[note#Heading 2.2]], but it would automatically link to the first one.

No problem so far. I solved it by turning the first one into a quote itself, so it became like this:

# Heading 1.1
## Heading 2.1
![[#Heading 2.2]]
## Heading 2.3

# Heading 1.2
## Heading 2.4
## Heading 2.2
## Heading 2.5

Still, so far so good.

Now the problem comes: when I go to another note and try to quote Heading 2.1, Heading 2.2 comes nested within.

Expected result

I’d like to quote only the Heading 2.1

Actual result

Heading 2.1 quoted, but heading 2.2 nested within


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Additional information

I am not sure I understand what you want in the first place.
What you are describing about the embedding including the other embedding is not a bug. Moved to help.

Instead of using the heading link syntax, use the block link syntax. Obsidian will add a little code after the second 2.2 so it knows where to go (or you can add a code manually).

Let me put some prints, then you’ll see why this is a bug

This is the original note, I have a H2 “Perseverança”, and below it I have linked two others H2, but they are not (or at least it shouldn’t be) nested inside the H2 “Perseverança”

Now, at another note, I want to link the H2 “Perseverança”:

When I link it, it brings together the other two links

The solution CawlinTeffid provided almost solved it, because I have two blocks, the H2 “Perseverança” and its description, to quote them together I have to make two links:

The other solution is to create one note for each H2 I have, but this seems to be lame

They are nested inside the H2 “Perseverança”. All embedded content is considered nested.

Can’t I just reference another part of the text bi-directionally without it being nested?

you could use block references for that.

Well, I tried it in my message above, or did I do something wrong?

so, I’m still struggling with this, I’ve read a block is identified by a blank line above and below, right?

So, what I have is:

## Heading 2
Some text below, without line between it and the heading

but when I put the ![[Note#^someblockID]] I get only the second line, without the heading

Headings are blocks themselves.

(As are list items.)