Universal syntax for Markdown

John MacFarlane fiddlosopher at gmail.com
Tue Aug 16 11:19:58 EDT 2011

+++ Alan J. Hogan [Aug 15 11 18:51 ]:

> And yet in some cases it may be useful to define, in a Markdown-successor standard, the area in which such metadata may exist.


> For instance, when I used Hyde, the format was always:


> ---

> metadata: here

> more: meta

> ---

>From the YAML docs:

YAML uses three dashes (“---”) to separate documents within a stream.
Three dots ( “...”) indicate the end of a document without starting a new
one, for use in communication channels.

So a sensible format would be:

metadata: here
more: here

start markdown document.


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