Syntax Questions

Jurgens du Toit jurgens.dutoit at
Thu Jul 17 14:12:51 EDT 2008

On Thu, Jul 17, 2008 at 4:11 PM, John Gabriele <jmg3000 at> wrote:

> On Thu, Jul 17, 2008 at 9:49 AM, Jurgens du Toit

> <jurgens.dutoit at> wrote:

> > Ok.

> >

> > Is it possible to modify the code to do that?


> Very probably, but you may not want to. My impression is that there's

> a lot of tradeoffs in Markdown between it trying to do what you mean

> and it requiring non-ambiguous markup. For example, if you've got a

> paragraph with a plus sign in it, and you have your editor re-wrap it,

> you might end up with a line starting with that plus sign. You

> wouldn't want Markdown to think it's a one-item list.

I understand it to be tricky. I'll play around, and, if I don't like it,
adapt and learn!



> It's also not terribly easy to read without that leading newline.


> > Can you point me in the right

> > direction?


> You might look in the `_DoLists` function.

Schweet, will do.



> > It's something I'd realy like to be able to do, even if it is a

> configurable

> > options.

> >

> > Another thing, is it possible to convert newlines to <br/> tags? I tried

> > nl2br before and after passing the string to markdown, but either way

> > there's to many br tags then.


> You can end a line with 2 or more spaces and it will create a <br/> for

> you.

Didn't know that one, but, once again, not exactly what I want. Darn 'it,
looks like I'll have to adapt...

Any special reason why single newlines don't get converted to <br/>? I'm
thinking that if it happens right at the end of the manipulations, and
newlines between closing and opening block tags (such as <\p>\n<p>) get
ignored, it will work? Or, actually more simple, only newlines between
certain tags, such as p and div?




> ---John

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