Terminology: link to "Page" vs "Object"

WHAT IS THE BUG

Anytype is built around Objects, but throughout the app I see references to “Pages”.

Navigation menu:

Keyboard shortcuts:

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Here in the keyboard shortcuts, in the list of shortcuts for Objects, it is mentioned we can create a “Page” using the /slash menu “/page”.

Additionally, /“link” creates a “Link to a page” while the menu (see below) mentions “Link to object”

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When I create a “Link to object” I am presented with multiple references to pages and Objects

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  1. Object Type = “Page” (makes sense so far)
  2. Menu section for “Objects” (makes sense so far)
  3. Menu item “Link to object” (makes sense so far)
  4. Subtext of menu item “Link to existing page”. Are we linking to a page or an Object?

HOW TO REPRODUCE IT

Maybe not really applicable here, but:

  1. Open Anytype
  2. Open an Object that has no Relations to any other Object
  3. Open the Navigation pane
  4. See that there are references to Pages instead of Objects

THE EXPECTED BEHAVIOR

Page vs Object is always clear.

I think the Settings show a clear explanation: A “Page” is an “Object Type” (and an Object is an Object)

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SYSTEM INFORMATIONS

  • OS:
    Windows 11
  • Device:
    Dell XPS 15
  • Anytype Version:
    0.27.0

ADDITIONAL CONTEXT

See my topic on terminology here:

My take:

  • Go with Objects if you mean the container that holds Blocks.
  • Go with Page if you want to refer to an Object with the Object Type “Page”
  • Go with Canvas if you want to refer to the space in an Object where the user can place Blocks using the editor.
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The issue has just been opened on GitHub!

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