text/markdown effort in IETF (invite)

Sean Leonard dev+ietf at seantek.com
Wed Jul 9 11:49:21 EDT 2014

Hi markdown-discuss Folks:

I am working on a Markdown effort in the Internet Engineering Task 
Force, to standardize on "text/markdown" as the Internet media type for 
all variations of Markdown content. You can read my draft here: 

The proposal is already getting traction. Is there anyone on this list 
that is interested in participating or helping this effort? In 
particular we need to better understand and document what versions of 
Markdown exist, so that either Markdown as a family of informal syntaxes 
will start to converge, or if not, that Markdown variations have an easy 
way to be distinguished from one another. (See the "flavor" parameter 
discussed in the draft.)

The draft is currently being discussed on apps-discuss at ietf.org.

Kind regards,

Sean Leonard
Author of Markdown IETF Draft

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