RedCloth (was RE: Michel Fortin)
mccreath at kadmium.net
Fri Dec 3 15:07:27 EST 2004
> -----Original Message-----
> From: david scotson
> Instiki has three choices for markup: Textile, Markdown or
> Rdoc (the ruby documentation format) from which you may guess
> it is written in ruby. The ruby implementations of Textile
> and Markdown and called RedCloth (redcloth.rubyforge.org) and
> BlueCloth (bluecloth.rubyforge.org) respectively.
I updated BlueCloth and RedCloth both yesterday and noticed that RedCloth
now includes both Textile and Markdown. I haven't really had time to play
with it a lot, but I have noticed one unfortunate side affect.
There's a little bit of a RegEx collision between Markdown's use of the hash
sign (#) for header tags (h1-h6) and Textile's use of it for ordered lists.
When I'm writing Markdown, I always use the hash version of h1 and h2 just
for consistency with the other headers, but I always put a space after them.
# Header 1
## Header 2
The space causes RedCloth to convert those to list items in an ordered list.
I know this is drifting off-topic for a Markdown-specific list, but I
thought the effort to combine the two was interesting.
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