gruber at fedora.net
Tue Mar 23 15:28:21 EST 2004
1. 1.0b4 will be a bug-fix release. I'm just concentrating on
fixing bugs in 1.0b3. Should be coming later today.
2. Subsequent 1.0 betas will implement a few deeper changes:
+ New, simpler, "no-colons necessary" rule for code blocks.
+ Markdown should be smarter about matching nested inline
+ Markdown should ignore HTML comments. (Right now, it
wraps `<p>` tags around them.
+ Markdown will allow `+` and `-` to be used as unordered
list markers, synonymously with `*`.
3. 1.0 will ship with the above feature set.
4. Features planned for 1.1.:
+ Syntax for specifying class and id attributes
+ Definition lists
+ Ordered lists that start at numbers other than 1.
+ Ordered lists that use letters instead of numbers.
+ Special mode to limit Markdown to span level processing. For
example, in MT, this would manifest as a template tag attribute
that would allow for span level Markdown, but no block-level
Markdown. This would be useful for, e.g., the <MTEntryTitle>
tag, so that you could use a title like this:
This title contains *Markdown*
The span-level mode would process the asterisks, but wouldn't
add a `<p>` wrapper.
I offer no timeline for anything other than 1.0b4. :^)
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