Metadata syntax (was Universal syntax for Markdown)
tao at klerks.biz
Tue Sep 20 10:38:04 EDT 2011
yikes, my apologies for not proofing properly:
On Tue, Sep 20, 2011 at 10:34 AM, Tao Klerks <tao at klerks.biz> wrote:
> In that case, you're talking about metadata in the more general sense -
> like link definitions, footnotes, and other constructs that are currently
> treated as a special case in markdown. I'm all for having a special syntax
> for defining the abstract, as long as the author doesn't have to worry about
> any escaping conventions and can just write it like he/she would any other
> regular markdown content.
(I mean markdown variants of course - I understand that abbreviations,
footnotes etc are not part of the original/true/core/official markdown)
> My concern with a pure-lua/yaml/json metadata format is that it requires
> specialized knowledge (not related to the existing markdown
> standards/experience) on the part of the user for even the most trivial
> changes to the simplest fields - *especially* if structured/markdown content
> such as the abstract is placed in a metadata field!
(for the abstract I mean formattable/markdown content - my apologies for the
ambiguous use of "structured")
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