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Markdown

Posted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 6:21 am
by domino
I've just read an article in a computing magazine about the Markdown programming language.

I must confess I've never heard of it before, but it seems like it could be a useful way of generating/outputting NB content as HTML and RTF.

I'm just wondering if anyone here routinely uses it - if so for what sort of tasks.

Posted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 6:38 am
by dec
Hi domino,

You are talking about the Markdown syntax domino? I remember that it's available in some places, for example, to write comments in certain blogs / CMS and Wiki systems, you can use the Markdown syntax instead HTML. Apparently the Markdown is more easy for novices than HTML is. Others similar alternatives are out there, like Textile.

But I don't know if we are talking about the same thing, since "my Markdown" is not a programing language, but "Markdown is a text-to-HTML conversion tool for web writers. Markdown allows you to write using an easy-to-read, easy-to-write plain text format, then convert it to structurally valid XHTML (or HTML)." ... in the author words.