Markdown file extension

John Gruber gruber at
Mon Oct 9 18:09:17 EDT 2006

Allan Odgaard <29mtuz102 at> wrote on 10/9/06 at
7:12 PM:

> I also wonder if JG views Markdown as a markup language

>seeing how a lot of constructs are not exactly based on

>explicit markup.

Funny, but true. I don't really have a strong opinion about what
"markup language" means, but when I was trying to decide what to
call it, I thought to myself, "Well, it's not a markup language,
because the most important rules are implicit, so what would be
the opposite of 'markup'?..."


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