Support checkboxes syntax from GitHub Flavoured Markdown

- [ ] 123
  - [ ] foo
  - [x] bar
- [ ] ~~456~~

could be rendered as:

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Why not TODO/DONE:

  1. It’s not widely supported Markdown syntax (i.e. might be less convenient to work with external editors)
  2. It doesn’t allow to conveniently cancel tasks (you still can do TODO ~~foo~~, but since DONE is crossed as well that’s confusing)
  3. It only makes sense for tasks, while checkboxes can have different meaning

There is canceled keyword.

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For now, you can insert org-mode check boxes as Logseq supports it.

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The above example might not be consistent with markdown syntax, so you can try using plain lists starting with +.

- Today tasks,
  + [ ] foo
  + [ ] bar
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There is canceled keyword

Oh, I didn’t realize that, thanks

For now, you can insert org-mode check boxes as Logseq supports it

I see, then my request should be rephrased to extend checkbox syntax to allow treating a regular block as a checkbox, i.e. - [ ] foo that is treated as a separate block rather than + [ ] foo that is a line in a single multi-line block.

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Note for anyone else looking for how to use checkboxes in markdown mode: You can have a list of plain clickable checkboxes if you put a * before each one, making a bulleted list. You also have to have a line of plain text before the checkbox, and do it all in one block. Pretty inconvenient, but it works.

Like:

subtasks
* [ ] do a thing
* [ ] do another thing
* [ ] do the last thing

Looks like it also works with + instead of * as mentioned above.

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