Proposed table syntax
markdown at shauninman.com
Wed Oct 20 11:23:23 EDT 2004
I was formatting some plain text today for internal documentation at work
and realized that I have a pretty regular format when it comes to
presenting tabular data as plain text. I'm not suggesting (or demanding)
that you implemented it, just throwing it out there.
Here's a simple two column, table heads on the left:
Label One......: Some data
Label Two......: Additional data
Label Three....: More data
Then there's a table with table heads across the top row:
First Name Last Name URL
Jeffrey Zeldman http://www.zeldman.com/
John Gruber http://www.daringfireball.net/
Joshua Davis http://www.joshuadavis.com/
I think both could be easily sniffed out by a regexp--maybe not by myself
but for someone with John's talent...hehe--and follow Markdown's "looks
like what it is" philosophy. The only potential problem is the tabbed
indent conflicting with the existing code block syntax (something that I
wouldn't even suggest sacrificing).
Any thoughts or are plans already in the works for something like this?
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