Note identifiers

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Previously, the Caudex used a base36-formatted 32-bit Unix timestamp, yielding 6 characters, e.g. this note was called pzd7qw. As of Feburary 2020, for legibility we adopted a scheme based on ISO date, so this note is now 2019-10-14-1453.

Compared to random strings, this allows to sort by creation date (modification date is kept in the file system).

Compared to Luhmann-style “paths”, convenient hyperlinking avoids having to have a global tree order for browsing.

Forward-linking is possible using plain Markdown syntax, like this.

» Backward-linking