[ANN] Markdown.pl 1.0.2b8

Allan Odgaard 29mtuz102 at sneakemail.com
Thu Jun 21 02:45:47 EDT 2007

On 22. May 2007, at 06:32, John Gruber wrote:

> Allan Odgaard <29mtuz102 at sneakemail.com> wrote on 5/10/07 at 1:21 PM:

>> This breaks markup such as:

>> See [left paren](<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/(>) and

>> [right paren](<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/)>).

>> Previously the first link would work, but not the latter.


> I can't think of a good reason why both of the above examples

> shouldn't work. In other words, if you use `<...>` quoting

> around the URL, you should be able to embed literal parens

> regardless if they're balanced.


> I'll update Markdown.pl accordingly. (Michel's PHP Markdown

> already supports this, I think...)

A sort of related test case is (showing output for 1.0.2b8):

[Foo](bar/<?= $bar ?>) → <p>[Foo](bar/<?= $bar ?>)</p>
[Foo](<bar/<?= $bar ?>>) → <p>[Foo](<bar/<?= $bar ?>>)</p>

Expecting Markdown to handle server-side code gracefully is of course
naive, but in this case I don’t think it requires anything extra to
handle it, and 1.0.1 does handle one of the two examples above

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