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Notes Can Store Structured Information In Yaml Header


You can use YAML front matter to keep some structured information about the note:

uid: 2022-02-11-1523 
title: Note Title 
type: note 
tags: [tag1, tag2]

It’s a superset of JSON, and there are parsers for every major programming language.

Having structured information helps with Linked-notes-should-be-searchable.

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