YAML Fields for Link Attributes

It would be wonderful to be able to add attributes/context details to links - be it Parent/Child/Sibling/Jump relations (borrowing TheBrain’s terminology), Compatible/Incompatible idea, Precursor, Conclusion, or whatever else you might want to add. Not only could these attributes be used for styling of the links (different colors, dashes, weights, opacities for different attributes), but they could also be used to filter the graph as well.

Here’s an example from TheBrain where there’s probably 100 links shown and it is completely comprehensible on account of Parent/Child/Sibling relations.

There has been a good discussion on this matter, with lots of links and reference material, with regards to VS Code Foam. The thinking has evolved to store the attribute data in YAML fields, which would be especially important with regards to “portability”.

Attributes could be applied during text entry with a autocomplete pop-up, with this example from my TickTick task manager being an example.

Surely this is something for further down the road, but I’d really love if people could add their thoughts on how to implement something like this as it has potential to be an extremely powerful tool.


+1. I think this could make the Graph view a lot more readable, usable and relevant.

Storing typed links in YAML front-matter is one of options discussed in more general request about typed/labeled/semantic links: Add support for link types
Querying based on link types is possible in Neo4j Graph View Plugin but now it recognizes only one syntax which is different from one requested here.