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A strongly specified, highly compatible implementation of Markdown
reference  markdown  commonmark  specs  formatting  text  compatibility 
may 2015 by jm Update
Some neat new features for Mark Fletcher's mailing-lists-as-a-service site: Markdown support, manageable archives (GREAT feature!), subgroups, calendars, files and wiki.
wiki  email  mailman  mailing-lists  mlm  markdown  mark-fletcher  collaboration 
march 2015 by jm
Generate graphs/flowcharts from text a la Markdown. Pretty much identical to graphviz surely?
mermaid  graphviz  markdown  cli  open-source 
december 2014 by jm
Standard Markdown
John Gruber’s canonical description of Markdown’s syntax does not specify the syntax unambiguously. In the absence of a spec, early implementers consulted the original code to resolve these ambiguities. But was quite buggy, and gave manifestly bad results in many cases, so it was not a satisfactory replacement for a spec.

Because there is no unambiguous spec, implementations have diverged considerably. As a result, users are often surprised to find that a document that renders one way on one system (say, a GitHub wiki) renders differently on another (say, converting to docbook using Pandoc). To make matters worse, because nothing in Markdown counts as a “syntax error,” the divergence often isn't discovered right away.

There's no standard test suite for Markdown; the unofficial MDTest is the closest thing we have. The only way to resolve Markdown ambiguities and inconsistencies is Babelmark, which compares the output of 20+ implementations of Markdown against each other to see if a consensus emerges.

We propose a standard, unambiguous syntax specification for Markdown, along with a suite of comprehensive tests to validate Markdown implementations against this specification. We believe this is necessary, even essential, for the future of Markdown.
writing  markdown  specs  standards  text  formats  html 
september 2014 by jm
S3 as a single-web-page application engine
neat hack. Pity it returns a 403 error code due to the misuse of the ErrorDocument feature though
s3  javascript  single-page  web  html  markdown  hacks 
april 2014 by jm
The Future of Markdown
'I'd really prefer not to fork the language; I'd much rather collectively help carry the banner of Markdown forward into the future, with the blessing of John Gruber and in collaboration with other popular sites that use Markdown. So... who's with me?'
markdown  markup  html  web  standards 
october 2012 by jm

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