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Added in v5.6.0, the designator children describes any direct child of the current note. Its use replaces the previous 'child' designator which is now deprecated.

This change removes the contextual ambiguity of 'child' between group and item scope usage. The 'child' designator is now assumed to only be for item scope.

As designators ignore map adornments, a container note with just adornments on it but child notes with evaluate as having a $ChildCount (the number of adornments) but no 'children' (the number of notes).

Designators don't allow offset references as with attributes. Thus $Name("Some note") works but children("Some note") doesn't. If an offset designator is needed use find() instead.

Possible relevant notes (via "Similar Notes" feature):

A Tinderbox Reference File : Objects & Concepts : Designators : Group Note Designators : children