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Hierarchy of Content

Hierarchy of Content

A Tinderbox document has two basic kinds of structure: one is the structure formed by links between notes. The other is the hierarchical structure of the document. A Tinderbox note can contain other notes, which can contain other notes, and so on. The notes can thought of this as chapters containing sections containing divisions; or topics containing sub-topics; or in any way that fits the user's workflow.

Several terms are used to describe relationships within a hierarchy:

In the image, notes named as for designators are in red. Note that designators are case-sensitive when used in export/action code; by convention designators are normally not quoted in action code, although they are strings.

There are several group terms to describe Tinderbox notes:

Any note containing other notes is a 'container'; put another way, a container is any note that has children/descendants. Agents are a special class of container, holding an alias to every note matching the query stored in their $AgentQuery attribute.

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