As can be seen on the right, none of the other fields are actual tags. They look like tags, but they aren’t tags. Why she wants to use that syntax in other fields is beyond me, but they’re not tags in the common sense of the word. Period.
I’m also not sure why she uses that strange string syntax with quotes and spaces, but I’m not going to try to second guess why she’s promoting a tag syntax which clearly isn’t a proper tag syntax.
When turning on the show frontmatter option, the text above produces this output further signalling that the latter three are not real tags:
Another strange syntax which kind of work
In general, it’s not recommended to use the hashtag within the frontmatter, even though she found a quirky syntax which at one point works:
tags: [" #content/blog #content/video "]
But I wouldn’t recommend that either, as it seems to be relying on some esoteric parsing, and not according to the common standards. And even though it looks OK, it doesn’t behave like a proper tag syntax if you view it in the console.log, as it then displays as the text that it is (and not a proper list of tags).
It is clear that she has proper tags in other fields than ‘‘tag’’, if you go to video about 11:00, you will see the “status” and also “type” are showing as blue clickable tags, your note is showing the same thing that i am stuck with, but it can be done.
They are not working tags, but if you display this text as part of a query, they display as tags in the query result. But they still aren’t tags which shows up in the metadata, and are available for other queries to use and so on.
This is the same as trying to use links within the frontmatter, you can type something like:
Which isn’t actually a link, but when displayed in various contexts it will behave like a link. In the frontmatter, it’s still just a ‘random’ text. However, when displayed and parsed as markdown it’ll display as link. (Yet again, without actually showing up as backlink in “NoteA”, and none of the other usual behaviour of a link)
Yes, I know of the plugin which kind of makes it into a link
There is a plugin, which tries to emulate the link behaviour, like when renaming other notes also “links” in the frontmatter will be renamed. It’s still not default mechanics, and is just a rather neat addon for those wanting that functionality.
What do you mean? You’ve got plenty of room to enter multiple values in tags, or other fields, and the use of / to “divide” a field into a hierarchy is also very possible. It’s just that combination of pretending to use tags within other fields, and the strange list definitions she uses, which is a no-go (for most people).
For some use cases, some would even think it’s viable as it stores the tag to search for in a field for later matching, but I think better options exists. Some of them already highlighted by @eightning in an earlier post.