Community Group for Markdown Standardization
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Mon Nov 26 22:59:45 EST 2012
On Wed, Nov 21, 2012 at 4:12 PM, Boris Le Ninivin
<boris.leninivin at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 11/21/2012 06:04 PM, Michel Fortin wrote:
>> If your idea of an improved Markdown is one that starts with a doctype,
>> I'm afraid it won't get very far (with users and implementers alike).
> I completely agree with that statment. The power of markdown is that it is
> simple and natural. It's not simple and even less natural to put a doctype.
> Even a shebang would be too much if markdown is to be spread among the
> general public.
Perhaps more to the point, Markdown doesn't undertake to output
documents in the first place. It transforms email-like _blobs_ of
plain text to HTML blobs.
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