attribute blocks for definition lists

Andy Lee aglee at
Mon Jul 1 12:51:18 EDT 2013

I don't know about the {#id} part, but MultiMarkdown recognizes that syntax for definition lists.

Out of curiosity, do I understand correctly that


: definition

is already in common usage when people write plain text? I was not aware of that, so if so, I may start adopting it in my own emails etc.


On Jul 1, 2013, at 11:33 AM, Matthieu Codron <codronm+markdown at> wrote:

> Hello,


> As I am using markdown to write documentation, I am often tempted to make links to terms in definition lists.


> Since this is not possible for now (at least in php markdown extra), I was wondering if this could be a common addition in major implementation supporting definition lists.


> the syntax would be


> term {#id}

> : definition


> This syntax tries to follows current convention and use the similarity between titles and terms.


> Matthieu

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