Michel Fortin michel.fortin at
Fri Feb 29 10:13:04 EST 2008

Le 2008-02-29 à 0:23, Andrea Censi a écrit :

>> Hum, while it's difficult to spec Markdown because its author doesn't

>> seem so much interested, I think creating a spec for Markdown Extra

>> is

>> possible. I could host it on my website, alongside PHP Markdown

>> Extra,

>> and I could change PHP Markdown Extra to fit that spec.


> If you do write a spec for Markdown Extra, I'll make sure Maruku

> conforms to it.


> Anyway, a spec for Markdown Extra would contain a spec for Markdown as

> well, wouldn't it?

Yeah, in a way. I could even distinguish in the spec the parts which
should be ignored to get a plain Markdown parser based on the Markdown
Extra syntax definition.

The main point of writing a spec for Markdown Extra instead of
Markdown is that I can give it a more official status than if it was
for Markdown.

Michel Fortin
michel.fortin at

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