Syntax for extensions

Florian Lindner Florian.Lindner at
Thu Feb 14 11:48:16 EST 2008

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"WaylanLimberg" <waylan at> wrote:

> 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

> implementationshares anything that closely resembles it.

Thanks for that link. Actually I'm using python-markdown.
However my problem is not about the implementation but how to design
the syntax of the extension in order not to collide with markdown



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> 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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I'm using an evaluation license of nemo since 65 days.
You should really try it!

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