A mark allows to name a point within a zettel. This is useful if you want to reference some content in a zettel, either with a link or with an inline-mode transclusion.
A mark begins with a left square bracket, followed by an exclamation mark character (“!”, U+0021). Now the optional mark name follows. It is a (possibly empty) sequence of Unicode letters, Unicode digits, the hyphen-minus character (“-”, U+002D), or the low-line character (“_”, U+005F). An optional text to be explicitly marked is introduced with a vertical bar character (“|”, U+007C), followed by some inline-structured elements. The mark element ends with a right square bracket.
[!]is a mark without a name, the empty mark.
[!mark]is a mark with the name “mark”.
[!|some text]is the empty mark with “some text”.
[!mark|some text]is a mark with the name “mark” and with “some text” that is marked.