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^childLinks( start, list-item-prefix, list-item-suffix, end )^
|Code Type:||Link Creation|
|Code Scope of Action:||item|
^childLinks( "start", "list-item-prefix", "list-item-suffix", "end" )^
returns links to all of the children of this note (if any), formatted as an unordered list. NB! If "Hierarchical lists" in the HTML pane of the preferences is unchecked, this will not work.
This allows you to format the group of links as an HTML list or table in the exact format you want, where "start" is text that will be inserted before all of the links, "end" is text that will be inserted after all of the links, "list-item-prefix" is text that will be inserted before each link, and "list-item-suffix" is text that will be inserted after each link.
Mark-up elements embedded in ^childLinks^ are evaluated.
If "Hierarchical lists" in the HTML pane of the preferences is unchecked, this will not work.
The HTMLDontExport settings of children are respected.
Usually, rules and queries to test whether a note has children will test ChildCount. But ^if(^childLinks^)... is better if you want the expression to be false if the note has children BUT none of the children are exported.
Exported links use the CSS class and target based on their underlying Tinderbox link values, if one is specified; the link type value is not picked up as a class name.
Item objects source and destination may be used in expressions to indicate from where data used within the expression's arguments is drawn.
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