Markdown-Discuss Digest, Vol 97, Issue 6
Benoit Perdu - TransMékong
benoit at transmekong.com
Tue May 10 22:08:53 EDT 2011
True, this is no prose, and true too there is no code yet, but I
appreciate the effort,
as someone who tries to get a herd of writers with some tabular data to
include the data
in the text.
The alternative being, in fact, as heavy as implementing a database
repository for the
tables and including ugly imports in the markdown text.
For now, I am using Michel Frotin's PHP Markdown Extra, which does the
simple tricks but
indeed still leaves me hungry.
I am turning towards Python/Django for further developments, but still
am running some
PHP for the sake of Markdown tables alone. A unified specification that
could be agreed
upon would make it easier for us to know where to head our arrows. In
that sense, I
agree with David for the need of some, even stub, implementation.
[David Parsons wrote]
> Note that is says "easy to read, write, and edit prose" -- "prose" not
> tabular data. Taking this (along with the rest of that section of the
> document, it is clear (to me at least) that there is no place for a
> table syntax in markdown. Now, if you want to implement a third party
> add-on, fine. And if that third party add-on becomes popular, then
> maybe others will add it to there implementations as well. Maybe,
> eventually, if a single format becomes popular enough, the community
> at large will accept it. Until then, I'm not interested. If you want
> it, go build it!
> : http://daringfireball.net/projects/markdown/syntax#html
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