Modularity and file transclusion
Thank you for helpful software and discussions.
I need advice on making it easier to work with file transclusions in the Archive.
Background: To me a crucial strength of Zettel is similar to the modularity of LEGO:
- individual Zettel (self-contained) — which can be
- connected in chains, trails, longer arguments etc.
File transclusion — I find — is a great help to use this modularity:
- indivdual notecards can be assembled by making lists
- an notecards with lists of other notecards can by
- Marked2 be displayed (transclude) as continuous text,
- which can be used both to produce a continuous notes on a book, on a common theme, an outline of an argument or a draft of a paper or chapter.
A possible way to do 'file transclusion' is the formatting /filename.txt
Problem: While [[filename]] is a good tool to assemble lists with clickable links, it does not have the advantage of facilitating file transclusion.
I find myself making sometimes lists of notes using [[filname]], sometimes /filname.txt, sometimes both and sometimes reformating a list from one format to the other.
Question: Can I have both advantages at the same time, i.e. links in the Archive and file transclusion in Marked2?
- a context menu (when clicking) that makes a 'search the archive' — such that there is an easier way to search for the id of a notecard (say 'click and search' 202008260959)
- Or can transclusion formatting be tweaked, such that it in the Archive (or some other, equivalent software) can function as a link (similar to [[filename]])?
All the best,
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