Regardless of how other outliners behave, Tinderbox's attribute value inheritance is not connected with a note's outline position. Simply placing one item inside another does not create inheritance.
In Tinderbox, notes inherit from their grandchild as easily as from their parent, or indeed from a completely different branch of the outline.
If desired, Tinderbox can be manually configured by the user to make notes inherit values from their parent, but that required using actions rather than normal inheritance. The document's outline hierarchy of content is described separately.
With these factors in mind, it is now time to consider the inheritance cascade…