Universal syntax for Markdown
david.chambers.05 at gmail.com
Wed Aug 10 16:29:36 EDT 2011
CoffeeScript, HTML, CSS, and heck, even English) is evolving. CoffeeScript *
1.1.2*, ECMAScript *5*, HTML*5*, CSS*3*… I'm seeing a pattern. ;)
I don't understand why a significant number of people in this community feel
that Markdown is a special case and that each of us should be responsible
methods such as `Array::each` and `String::trim` so extended these global
objects themselves (or used Prototype). The problem with this approach is
that one person's `Array::each` is not necessary interoperable with
the language is incorporating the things we've been doing for years.
On 10 August 2011 12:14, Alan Hogan <alanhogan at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > because of the great editor "Writer" from Information Architects I've
> > learned about Markdown and I love it. But it's very confusing, that
> > there are so many standards with different features: classical
> > Markdown, Markdown Extra, MultiMarkdown. I think for most users and
> > the spreading of Markdown it would be nice, to have only one syntax.
> > And this universal syntax should have the additions of MultiMarkdown:
> > footnotes, tables, definition lists, citation, metadata (author,
> > title, date), and so on... Because I think many people would like to
> > have these additional functions in Markdown. And who doesn't need
> > these additional functions, simply doesn't use them.
> > I think, one universal Markdown-syntax with the additional
> > possibilities of MultiMarkdown would be less confusing for consumers
> > and would help to spread Markdown in more apps and to more users.
> > Because it's really great!
> Flo, I completely agree with you. It's absurd.
> There are two steps to evolution: Mutation and natural selection. With
> Markdown we see more mutation than selection, though MultiMarkdown and PHP
> Markdown Extra do seem to be "selected" more than other mutations.
> There are those of us in the Markdown community who hope for some sort of
> official, largely-universial "version 2" of some sort (whatever it's
> called). Unfortunately this desire is far from universal.
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