Possible bug in Markdown.pl with `<<` handling

Fletcher T. Penney fletcher at alumni.duke.edu
Wed Sep 13 06:29:15 EDT 2006

On Sep 13, 2006, at 12:28 AM, John Gruber wrote:

> Michel Fortin <michel.fortin at michelf.com> wrote on 9/11/06 at 6:39 PM:


>> Your example illustrate the problem quite well, but is it really a

>> bug? How can Markdown tell <properly> isn't really a tag? What if you

>> had <<img src="">>? In fact, Markdown treat <properly> as if it was a

>> tag and leave it alone as it should according to John's syntax

>> description document.


> Right. This is working as designed at the moment. If you want to

> use `<<`, you'll just have to put spaces around it:


> this << that


> -J.G.

Perhaps I am ignoring something obvious - but when does `<<` ever
occur in XHTML? Shouldn't it be a safe assumption that Markdown
should convert any string of multiple `<`'s in a row into `&lt;`'s?


Fletcher T. Penney
fletcher at alumni.duke.edu

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