An Observation

Albert Skye mistlail at
Tue May 17 23:37:24 EDT 2011

One can certainly imagine a benefit to the commons if Markdown (and this discussion list) were not frustrated by Gruber's shadow, but it is just a name. Whatever it may be called, its associated dialogue and development need not wither in that shadow.

Making core Markdown consistent may be easy enough but trying to converge the various extensions on a common standard seems more difficult. Extensions address the question of limited scope, and if they are to grow useful, it seems reasonable to inform them with a more abstract purpose; e.g., enriching plain text with logical structure, rather than making macros for html.


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