I wonder if I need to look at HTML on my search for an alternative open data format for my notes.

It would support all the things I want: text, images, layouts, and interaction via JS. The only missing thing is that it is not WYSIWYG.

The biggest hurdle I see right now is that you cannot modify the HTML source inside the browser, so you need to have a server to support persistence.

On Note Taking

I’ve had a look at Obsidian this week, and I like it – but like with every other note-taking app, I’m missing the spatial and graphical part. It allows me to link my notes and display them as a graph. But what I want and need is a hybrid to between a text editor and a vector drawing program. My primary tool right now for note-taking is Omni Graffle. It allows me to place text blocks anywhere on an infinite plane.

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