- create a note with the following front matter:
--- aliases: [@author2007, another alias] ---
Obsidian will propose an alias-link to the note we created.
Obsidian does not propose such a link
- Operating system: macOS 12
- Debug info:
SYSTEM INFO: Obsidian version: v1.0.3 Installer version: v0.15.8 Operating system: Darwin Kernel Version 21.6.0: Mon Aug 22 20:20:05 PDT 2022; root:xnu-8020.140.49~2/RELEASE_ARM64_T8101 21.6.0 Login status: not logged in Insider build toggle: off Live preview: on Legacy editor: off Base theme: dark Community theme: Obsidian Nord Snippets enabled: 1 Restricted mode: off Plugins installed: 46 Plugins enabled: 38 1: Templater v1.16.0 2: Citations v0.4.5 3: Calendar v1.5.10 4: Natural Language Dates v0.6.1 5: Excalidraw v1.8.0 6: Note Refactor v1.7.1 7: QuickAdd v0.7.0 8: MetaEdit v1.7.2 9: Metadata Extractor v1.0.2 10: Dataview v0.5.47 11: Periodic Notes v0.0.17 12: Find orphaned files and broken links v1.8.0 13: Readwise Official v2.0.1 14: Matter v1.1.4 15: Local REST API v1.5.1 16: Zotero Integration v2.2.31 17: Regex Find/Replace v1.2.0 18: Obsidian42 - BRAT v0.6.36 19: Zotero Plugin v1.0.0-beta.0 20: Pandoc Reference List v1.2.10 21: DEVONlink v2.2.1 22: Style Settings v0.4.12 23: Super Simple Time Tracker v0.1.5 24: Full Calendar v0.8.0 25: Projects v1.3.0 26: Daily notes opener v2.0.2 27: Auto Note Mover v1.2.0 28: LanguageTool Integration v0.3.2 29: Spotlight v0.2.0 30: Tasks v1.19.0 31: Advanced URI v1.31.1 32: Advanced Tables v0.18.0 33: Auto Link Title v1.2.5 34: Obsidian Better Internal Link Inserter v1.0.0 35: Snippetor v0.2.7 36: Custom window title v0.3.5 37: Recent Files v1.3.5 38: Obsidian42 - Strange New Worlds v1.1.0
If the front matter is changed to
--- aliases: [author2007, another alias] ---
I conclude that it is the
@-symbol in the first alias that breaks all aliases for this note.
The Obsidian documentation (Add aliases to note - Obsidian Help) doesn’t mention any forbidden characters in aliases, so I’d assume that the same rules apply as to file names (where @ is allowed). This is why I file this as a bug rather than a feature request. If it is not a bug, please move it to #Feature-requests. In that case I would suggest adding a note to the documentation about forbidden characters.
As for the need of this: many people use aliases starting with @ to refer to the citekey of their references (
alias: @author2007) still works!). This bug (?) makes it impossible for them to use more than one alias for those references.