Markdown file extension

Michel Fortin michel.fortin at
Mon Oct 9 19:32:15 EDT 2006

Le 9 oct. 2006 à 18:50, John Gruber a écrit :

> If you're going to go to six characters for ".mdtext", then why

> not go to eight characters and use ".markdown"? That's what I

> would use.

Because ".mdtext" better conveys that the document is primarily in
text format, it should be less intimidating to open for someone who
does not know what "md" or "markdown" stands for. The extension is in
itself an invitation to open the file in a text editor, which is
probably what you'd want a user to do if he found a Markdown document

Michel Fortin
michel.fortin at

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