text/markdown effort in IETF (invite)

John MacFarlane jgm at berkeley.edu
Thu Jul 10 01:04:44 EDT 2014

+++ Michel Fortin [Jul 09 14 18:07 ]:

>Fun fact: PHP Markdown is mostly encoding agnostic. It understands UTF-8 sequences but any byte that is not a valid UTF-8 sequence is treated as a character in itself. It's only relevant when converting tabs into spaces however, and only if you have non-ASCII characters before the tab.

Small amendment: There are at least two places where the difference
between utf-8 and latin1 matters:  tab expansion (as you note) and
reference links, since these are stipulated to be case insensitive.
(Case conversion is sensitive to the encoding.)

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