Moving Markdown towards a standard syntax

John MacFarlane jgm at
Thu Aug 14 14:10:22 EDT 2014

Here's an attempt of my own, which I've been working
on for some time:

+++ Peter Occil [Aug 14 14 13:46 ]:
>I became interested in defining Markdown and made an earnest attempt at a
>Markdown standard, or at least a less ambiguous syntax specification 
>than the original.
>The document is found at: <>.
>Note that it's currently incomplete, but it should be enough for you 
>to comment on it.  It defines a parsing algorithm that follows the 
>behavior of the majority of Markdown implementations.
>The Markdown comparer at <> 
>helped me determine common behavior.
>The project page is <>.
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