Hi ! I’m not very sure whether this is a bug or a feature
Anyway let me share my issue here :
Steps to reproduce
- Create a note named
- Create another note, named
- Create an alias “Note” in the page
Other note :
aliases : Note
- In a third note, type :
Other note, there should be an unlinked mention to
No unlinked mention
- Operating system: OSX Intel 11.5.2
- Obsidian version: v0.12.15
- In step 4., if you type
Note instead of
[[Note]], it works as expected (an unlinked mention to
Note is shown in
- In step 3., creating an alias such as below doesn’t solve the issue
aliases : [Note, "[[Note]]"]
Why is this important to me ?
I work a lot with Bible texts, which as you may know come in various translations.
I have all my translations of the same chapter like
LSG Jn 1,
WEB Jn 1,
All of these have an alias to
Jn 1, which is the generic name of that chapter.
I want (and need!) that every time I mention
Jn 1 somewhere, it appears as an unlinked mention in all of the above
LSG Jn 1,
WEB Jn 1,
I am a little confused. Thea actual title of the note contains square brackets?
Sorry if it wasn’t clear.
No, the title of the note doesn’t contain the brackets.
Let me correct that.
There are a few problems with what you are writing here.
First, we do not parse the YAML frontmatter for unlinked/linked mentions. So whatever you write there won’t be picked up.
The second larger problem is conceptual. What you are doing, having a note A and a note B with alias A, is conceptually wrong. An alias is another name for the same note. So having two notes with the same name and/or alias doesn’t make sense.
OK I see. But are you sure ? Then I don’t understandvwhy it works when there are no brackets.
Well, in my case it is indeed the same note - as being the same location in the same book. Just several different languages. I understand that alias are meant to cope with the case where only the title changes (Like a note
Fleur and a note
Flower, which are the same thing in French and in English). In my case, the content also changes.