No Markdown in <div>s or <table>s ?

Milian Wolff mail at
Thu Apr 23 07:23:48 EDT 2009

On Thursday 23 April 2009, Dan Dascalescu wrote:

> From

> > Note that Markdown formatting syntax is not processed within block-level

> > HTML tags. E.g., you can’t use Markdown-style *emphasis* inside an

> > HTML block. [...] Unlike block-level HTML tags, Markdown syntax is

> > processed within span-level tags.


> How do people work around this when they want to apply Markdown to

> text in table elements, or to text in divs? For example, in a basic

> page with a grid layout, one would want to use markdown in the

> navigation <div> as well, say for a list of links. Seems like a pretty

> serious limitation.

There are extensions to the blank Markdown specification, for example PHP
Markdown Extra supports something like the following:

<div makdown="1">
Here comes more markdown!

* list
* foobar


Milian Wolff
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