[ANN] Babelmark

Fletcher T. Penney fletcher at fletcherpenney.net
Sat Mar 22 21:15:37 EDT 2008

Any reason for including Text::MultiMarkdown and not the official
MultiMarkdown itself? It would be useful for finding any areas where
the two versions differ from each other, in addition to where MMD
differs from other implementations.

This looks like a fantastic tool, in either case - thanks for sharing


On Mar 22, 2008, at 1:09 PM, Michel Fortin wrote:

> I'm currently attempting to write a spec for parsing Markdown Extra,

> and since one goal is to minimize the differences in output between

> implementations, I've made a tool allowing me to compare who does

> what for any given input. I hope this can also facilitate future

> discussions about the syntax.


> So here's Babelmark, a testbed for various Markdown implementations

> were you give the input and you get the HTML output for Markdown.pl

> 1.0.1 and 1.0.2b8, PHP Markdown and PHP Markdown Extra, Python

> Markdown, Text::Markdown and Text::MultiMarkdown, and finally

> Showdown.


> Unfortunatly, my web host doesn't do Ruby, nor Java, C# or Lua, so

> the online version is missing a couple of interesting

> implementations. Locally on my computer Babelmark also do BlueCloth,

> Maruku, MarkdownJ, markdown.lua, and Pandoc. I'm very sorry if your

> Markdown implementation can't be part of Babelmark online, but if

> anyone has a better host to offer for Babelmark, ideally with

> support for all of these, I'd gladly send him the scripts.


> You can find Babelmark here:


> <http://michelf.com/projects/babelmark/>


> Also note that, contrary to the normal Markdown or PHP Markdown

> dingus, you can bookmark specific tests since the input string is

> encoded in the URI. Here are some interesting cases for instance:


> <http://michelf.com/projects/babelmark/?markdown=_test_test_test_>

> <http://michelf.com/projects/babelmark/?markdown=*test+%5Btest*+test%5D%28%23%29

> >

> <http://michelf.com/projects/babelmark/?markdown=%5Btest%5D%0D%0A%0D%0A%5Btest%5D%3A+%23

> >


> So that's it. Have fun with it.



> Michel Fortin

> michel.fortin at michelf.com

> http://michelf.com/



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