I’m considering various options for the design of a Notenik-based PKM/PIM “solution,” and am presently kicking the tires of various Notenik features that look like they’d be useful in such a system.
I am excited about the wiki-style linking combined with the auto-backlink feature. It looks like this will work brilliantly.
And I am really excited about being able to use wiki-style linking to connect to notes in different collections. This becomes quite powerful.
But … and no doubt you saw this coming right from the subject line — it does not seem that Notenik supports automatic back-links across collections:
- I’ve created a new “Commonplace with Lookups” collection for testing
- and have added backlinks to both the root quotation collection and the qauthors lookup collection,
- and have added a working wiki-style link within a quotation note, pointing to an author note.
That much works great! And I was very happily surprised that when I chose Generate Backlinks, a “Backlinks” section was added to the display of my test-subject author, Abraham Lincoln, with the name of the quotation note where I’d initially created the wiki link. Yea!
But there doesn’t seem to be any actual plumbing (underlying URL) connecting the textual backlink to the quotation card. Clicking on the backlink title does nothing, and a look at the text file in my text editor shows nothing but the backlink’s title.
Sleuthing a bit more, and I find that the underlying forward link includes the name of the collection:
but that the auto-generated backlink does not:
So from the outside, it looks like the hard part of cross-collection auto-generated back-linking has already been done, but that the source collection shortname is being left out.
My question, then, is:Is this the intended behavior, or is it a small bug?