Markdown Extra Spec: Parsing Section

Tomas Doran bobtfish at
Fri May 9 16:19:02 EDT 2008

On 9 May 2008, at 19:57, Yuri Takhteyev wrote:

>> Still, why shouldn't refnames be allowed to have embedded brackets

>> and newlines, if explicit links can?


> To me those seem to be two entirely different things... The _text_ of

> the link has to be flexible to allow almost anything. refnames, on

> the other hand are identifiers and as such it makes sense for them to

> be more constrained. For instance, if you allow new lines in them it

> opens a whole bunch of questions as to what white space "counts".


In Text::Markdown, I'm allowing new lines in link text:

As it was specifically reported to me as a bug:


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