Is it possible for markdown export to link to other files?

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I exported a notebook to markdown (which is great), but I found that the files don't have links to other files like they were in Siyuan.

So, is there anyway to make markdown exports have links to other files?

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    • Siysuy

      I think the issue remains with anchor hash for the reason that it is limited to notebook currently, meaning I cannot select rendering from Markdown to HTML from the notebook_ex > export > (selectable=Markdown/siyuan.sy.zip).

      How would i export my notes to HTML with anchor hash? I think I would be limited to using pandoc input.md -o output.html, I tried it with pandoc, which succesfully creates html with link to other note, but it just opens the other note without navigation to the <span> block, so no hash jump in browser (brave/firefox) to block.

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      Siysuy updated this reply at 2024-03-21 00:58:07
      Siysuy updated this reply at 2024-03-21 00:55:13
      Siysuy updated this reply at 2024-03-21 00:41:56
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    • sagar 2 1 Up
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      @88250 I think this is an important missing feature when it comes to publishing the notes. Let me explain:

      Many users, including me, like to make a lot of links between notes. We also like to publish some set of notes on our websites/blogs/digital gardens. With most other note-taking software, you can export the notes to markdown, which includes links to other markdown documents (or even specific paragraphs in the markdown documents). Then, static site generators like Hugo can ingest the markdown files and produce HTML pages for the web. These HTML pages have all the correct links to other notes' HTML pages. With SiYuan, since the exported markdown does not contain links to other notes, publishing notes with links to other notes is not possible at all. I think this is a problem for many potential users. Do you have any other suggestions for how to publish notes in SiYuan with all links-between-notes working properly?

      I think this is important for another reason: With other tools like Obsidian, the notes are stored as normal markdown files. This means that the notes are not "trapped" inside the note-taking software. SiYuan does not store content as markdown files. Even if the format is still open, it still feels like the notes are "trapped" or "locked inside" SiYuan. If SiYuan has an excellent ability to export the notes to markdown (e.g. with all the links preserved) it would feel less like the notes are locked away inside SiYuan. I think this will increase trust in SiYuan, since users will not worry that if SiYuan unfortunately disappears, then their notes will disappear with it.

      I understand that because SiYuan offers a lot more complex formatting options, exporting to Markdown with everything properly preserved is not possible. This comes from the limitations of Markdown. However, there should ideally be a way to publish the notes (perhaps to HTML) so that all the formatting and links are preserved. I think maybe this is currently possible for each entry in the Doc Tree, but ideally, it should be possible for an entire hierarchy in the Doc Tree i.e. a given note and all notes below it should be exported. Please let me know if this is already possible.

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      sagar updated this reply at 2023-11-29 02:41:05
    • 88250

      In theory, programs that support standard Markdown (CommonMark) should be able to support parsing and rendering inline HTML elements, that is, <span>, but they may not necessarily support anchor hash jumps. After rendering from Markdown to HTML, the browser can support anchor hash jumping, so currently, exporting references as anchor hashs is the optimal solution.

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