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Re: Properties Drawer versus tags

From: Lawrence Bottorff
Subject: Re: Properties Drawer versus tags
Date: Fri, 20 Dec 2019 10:35:18 -0600

I might add that a properties/drawer is a sort of "official heading metadata repo," while tags not so much. It would be nice to see (lots of) examples.

On Fri, Dec 20, 2019 at 9:18 AM Ken Mankoff <address@hidden> wrote:

On 2019-12-19 at 22:24 -08, Lawrence Bottorff <address@hidden>
> Very simple, largely philosophical question: When/why use a properties
> drawer below a heading versus just using tags on the heading? What are
> the advantages, disadvantages of both?

Tags are binary. They are there or not.

Property drawers allow you to assign values to variables.

I've never fully understood why some property drawers are set to binary. For controlling LaTeX export I have both a property ":clearpage: t" and a tag ":ignore:", and the tag makes more sense to me. Some of those may only exist in my personal config.


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