Metadata syntax (was Universal syntax for Markdown)
fiddlosopher at gmail.com
Thu Aug 18 12:19:33 EDT 2011
+++ Sam Angove [Aug 18 11 12:26 ]:
> On Thu, Aug 18, 2011 at 7:29 AM, Fletcher T. Penney
> <fletcher at fletcherpenney.net> wrote:
> > The MMD format for metadata was actually taken from the Blosxom software
> > that you mention.
> And before that, almost certainly taken from the Internet Message Format ).
> MultiMarkdown improves on the IETF version from a user's point of view
> (and becomes more Markdownish) by making it legal to do lazy
> line-folding. The result is something that's simple to write, simple
> to parse, and exactly what a normal person would come up with if you
> asked them to put some metadata at the top of a text file.
> I think it's a perfect fit for Markdown.
> YAML, by contrast, is complicated and outrageously heavy to include as
> a dependency -- data merging, references, different types of folding,
> user-defined data-types... you've got to be kidding.
I have to agree that YAML is overkill for our purposes, and adds
a lot of complexity.
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