A note-to-note link at note level, i.e. not from within the note's text ($Text). It links the entire note with another note, or a text selection in another note. Basic links occur only within the current document, i.e. they can only begin or end at a note in the current TBX.
Originals and aliases export their own basic links (i.e. aliases can differ), but if an alias has no in/outbound basic links it will export those of the original.
Tinderbox provides many ways to generate basic links:
- The link widget on or next to the selected item in most View pane views.
- The link widget at left of the text pane title bar, but only when there is no selection in $Text (in which case a text link is created).
- Dragging a parked link from the link park widget at the left end of the tab bar of a document window.
Basic links can point to a location in the destination note's $Text.
Prototype assignments are effected as a form of link—see more.
Basic links can be used to self-link.