Syntax for extensions

Waylan Limberg waylan at
Wed Feb 13 18:57:22 EST 2008

Which implementation of markdown are you using (perl, php, python,
ruby...)? The answer would depend to a large extent upon that.

For example, Python-Markdown has a fairly simple extension api [1] for
just that sort of thing, but to my knowledge, no other implementation
shares anything that closely resembles it.


On Feb 13, 2008 2:25 PM, Florian Lindner <mailinglists at> wrote:

> Hello,

> I need to to slightly extend the markdown syntax. (place an image (img tag)

> in text which URL has not yet been determined). Therefore I want to define

> something like $[Alt text](img.jpg) which would be replaced by my

> pre-processor with ![Alt text](/path/to/img.jpg) and then sent to markdown.


> Is there any special syntax that should be used for such 3rd party extensions?

> How would you do it?


> Thanks,


> Florian


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