Make an easy interface for linking documents to one another. Make it possible to add links to sections in a document.
I'm attempting to use TagSpace as a documentation management tool. I would like to be able to:
Make links to other documents (which should be possible noting that the links are anchor elements, but having an interest in keeping these paths relative, I'm not sure that Tagspaces contains the logic to understand that the top most folder/linked data location is the root of all the documentation. It would be nice to create some text, highlight it, select link, pull up a dialog to ask for a resource locater and let that be a FILE,HTTP, etc reference. If it is a file, allow selecting which file this would be in a relative fashion.
Additionally, I would like to be able to easily link to sections in a document, and giving an interface for setting headings and the like so that those can be linked.
Fletch Hasues commented
I don't think you grasped the point of the poster. Sure you can link to another file (so long as the file is in the same directory as the existing note, or subdirectory.
The op is stating the ability to link from one NOTE to another NOTE. Not as a file, either, because if this is performed, it opens it in an external editor. TagSpaces needs this feature as it allows seamless navigation to other notes which could be based on topics. Using links in this fashion is possible in other similar projects, and its important as it allows immediate references to other ideas,etc encapsulated in notes.
I should also add that there should be no restriction to this linking to the same directory or sub directories only. This should be able to be reached from the root of the notes location, as that ensures that it is portable from host to host.
I want to pre-acknowledge the effort that this will involved due to the choice of storing tags in a file name, because if filesystem references are used in a manner similar to file:// html like links, this will be challenged everytime a tag is added to a file. This should bring attention to the design idea for using the file name as a place to store tags.
So what does this mean? Perhaps put this feature in the pro version only noting it has the ability to use side files for storing tags.
Manual linking of files does not seem intuitive enough. Additionally, it isn't too portable if you move your files to another location on another host (especially if absolute paths are used). If sections are not possible, then the way, say KeepNote does it would be a last resort by specifying some unique identifier of the document or some such. Regardless, I'd like to link to a subject *in the document* instead of the document itself.
Linking between notes (and webclipping) will make this a killer replacement of Evernote
AdminIlian (Dev, TagSpaces) commented
You can already manually create links in the HTML and MD editor to local file urls and internet urls. What I also miss is a possibility to choose to which files I want to link, some kind of dialog. Another challenge is to handle renamed or tagged files after they have been linked. There should be a logic to update this links which is not so easy....
Links to section is also a great idea...