Renaming Scrivener project breaks Hook link

Hi, I have a Scrivener project Hooked from a Markdown file. I renamed the Scrivener project, and the link from the Markdown file stopped working. Renamed the project back, and the link worked again. I thought Hook was supposed to be resilient around renames?

hook://file/ URLs are resilient to name changes.

Per Linkable Mac Apps – Hook:

  • :thinking: Scrivener: (Supports deep-linking to particular documents in Scrivener’s binder. Uses Scrivener’s x-scrivener-item: URLs rather than hook://file URLs.)

If users want to use hook://file/ links instead they could use the default get address Hook script:

 try
    tell application "$$" to get "file://" & path of front document
on error
    tell application "System Events" to tell (process 1 whose frontmost is true) to value of attribute "AXDocument" of window 1
end try

and get name:

try
    tell application "$$" to get name of front document
on error
    tell application "System Events"
        tell (process 1 whose frontmost is true)
            set strURL to value of attribute "AXDocument" of window 1
            set fn to name of (POSIX file strURL as alias)
        end tell
    end tell
end try

If the URL no longer points to what you want, the user expects it is because Scrivener is not aligned with user’s expectations.

Personally, I prefer hook://file/ URLs rather than x-scrivener-item: URLs due to their robustness. It also means that the Hook links would be visible in any binder selection.

Your hooks are not lost, however. You can find your Scrivener links by searching for them in Hook.