Universal syntax for Markdown

John MacFarlane fiddlosopher at gmail.com
Tue Aug 16 11:23:42 EDT 2011

+++ Sam Angove [Aug 16 11 16:26 ]:

> On Thu, Aug 11, 2011 at 4:56 AM, Florian Sperlich

> <flo.sperlich at googlemail.com> wrote:

> >

> > And this universal syntax should have the additions of MultiMarkdown:

> > footnotes, tables, definition lists, citation, metadata (author,

> > title, date), and so on... Because I think many people would like to

> > have these additional functions in Markdown. And who doesn't need

> > these additional functions, simply doesn't use them.


> Not to be a party pooper, but I really think it would be a good idea

> to try and fix the ambiguities and problems in the core syntax (and

> implementations thereof) before trying to find common ground between

> the legions of hideously ugly and frequently incompatible extensions.


> To get things started, here's a test case that most of the

> implementations on babelmark fail:


> http://babelmark.bobtfish.net/?markdown=*+*+&normalize=on&src=1&dest=2

Maybe it would be better to put the point this way: here's a case
where it's just not clear what counts as failing. And that's just
the problem.


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