Community Group for Markdown Standardization

Lou Quillio public at
Mon Nov 26 22:59:45 EST 2012

On Wed, Nov 21, 2012 at 4:12 PM, Boris Le Ninivin
<boris.leninivin at> wrote:

> On 11/21/2012 06:04 PM, Michel Fortin wrote:

>> If your idea of an improved Markdown is one that starts with a doctype,

>> I'm afraid it won't get very far (with users and implementers alike).


> I completely agree with that statment. The power of markdown is that it is

> simple and natural. It's not simple and even less natural to put a doctype.

> Even a shebang would be too much if markdown is to be spread among the

> general public.

Perhaps more to the point, Markdown doesn't undertake to output
documents in the first place. It transforms email-like _blobs_ of
plain text to HTML blobs.


More information about the Markdown-Discuss mailing list