Maruku: a better Markdown interpreter for Ruby.
pagaltzis at gmx.de
Sat Dec 30 10:30:08 EST 2006
* Jan Erik Moström <lists at mostrom.pp.se> [2006-12-30 16:05]:
> Reply to Andrea Censi <andrea at censi.org> 06-12-30 12:24:
> >Again, I understand you concern that all Markdown
> >implementations should give the same results. But at the
> >moment, and I think that is not only my opinion, the Markdown
> >specification has a lot of holes. So even if wanted, I could
> >not make Maruku "Markdown 1.0 compatible".
> I don't think it's a matter of copying the bugs it's a matter
> what the actual commands are. I already see a number of
> variations of Markdown (supersets) and I personally think this
> is "dangerous" ... if it's Markdown encoded text it should be
> rendered correctly (bugs are as I say a different thing) by all
> Markdown implementations.
The problem is that there is effectively no spec. There is a
format documentation, but there are many cases it does not
specify precisely (or at all). In that case, only the behaviour
of Markdown.pl can be of guidance; but it is not clear which
behaviours are correct, which are incidental, and which are bugs;
precisely because no thorough spec exists.
Aristotle Pagaltzis // <http://plasmasturm.org/>
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