Writing complete pages
Craig.Morgan at Sun.COM
Thu Oct 7 08:25:56 EDT 2004
JG's intent as I understand it, was to position Markdown as a writing
tool which produces HTML/XHTML fragments (not complete XHTML documents),
whilst it passes thru without modification HTML/XHTML, that is
specifically to aid use of HTML for features that Markdown does not
address (ie. styling, tables, etc).
It's target is to produce valid markup which is then wrapped with
suitable headers/footers if your aim is to produce a standalone doc.
Most users after all are targetting some kind of content management
system, such as a blog tool these days.
Just script the addition of a simple header and/or footer to the result
of the Markdown transformation to get a simple page ...
Frank Blome wrote:
> Hi there,
> this is my first posting on this list -- so please don't hurt me, if
> this topic was discussed already ;-)
> I just downloaded Markdown last night and played around with it a little
> bit. I am absolutely thrilled -- a great tool!
> So I decided to write the documentation (complete html pages) for a new
> piece of software with it. Unfortunately I ran into two smaller problems:
> Markdown puts before the "<html>" a "<p>" and after the "</html>" a
> "</p>". Also it puts an "</p>" after "<body>".
> That leads me to the seconds problem: The meta-tag "<meta
> http-equiv="Content-type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />" will
> ignored because the "<p>" tag at the top of the page. Therefore all of
> my German Umlauts are displayed wrong.
> Has anybody a solution for that?
> Thanks in advance!
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