New Version Notification for draft-ietf-appsawg-text-markdown-01.txt

Sean Leonard dev+ietf at
Wed Sep 10 17:31:35 EDT 2014

Work on the text/markdown media type in the IETF is underway.

I wanted to post this to this discussion list to let you all know of the progress, and to welcome feedback. To reiterate: this standards effort is to register `text/markdown` as the Internet media type for Markdown content. It does not standardize the syntax in any way.

I have already gotten very substantial feedback privately, so thanks in advance for that. The draft is not perfect, but it's a great place to start.

One piece of feedback that I thought was really important to state up front, is that draft-01 lacks a discussion of goals and use cases that we want to satisfy. Therefore, I would like to invite the community to contribute. Some things in the draft (like the whole `processor` thing) may make no sense for your use case, but several others on this list have articulated reasons why they would want such things. I have set up a wiki page so that the community can add this content: <>.

In addition to responding privately and responding on this list, here are some other resources:
IETF apps-discuss Mailing List:
Wiki for Goals and Uses: (just saying it twice for emphasis)



A new version of I-D, draft-ietf-appsawg-text-markdown-01.txt
has been successfully submitted by Sean Leonard and posted to the
IETF repository.

Name:		draft-ietf-appsawg-text-markdown
Revision:	01
Title:		The text/markdown Media Type
Document date:	2014-09-09
Group:		appsawg
Pages:		14

    This document registers the text/markdown media type for use with
    Markdown, a family of plain text formatting syntaxes that optionally
    can be converted to formal markup languages such as HTML.


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