serving markdown directly : any suggestions?

Mayuresh Kathe mayuresh at
Wed Feb 4 04:29:26 EST 2015

i did muse around with that approach, but, that's not what is expected 
for my use case.

i need the markdown content to be dynamically transformed to (x)html on 
the server.
this is to allow collaborators on the documentation to send in only diff 
files for corrections, additions, etc. which would be plain-text, which 
is easier to understand for non web (html + css) developers.

i guess i missed mentioning the project for which i am doing this, it is 
for the "openbsd faq".

this is just a test run, once i succeed, i intend to convert the entire 
"faq" to markdown, probably by hand, set up a server for the demo, 
before submitting it to the openbsd crowd for consideration.


On 2015-02-04 14:50, mofo syne wrote:
> Have you considered compiling the website on your computer first then
> uploading it as a static website?
> E.g. via  Jekyll?
> hi,
>  have been tinkering with markdown for a few hours now, so am still a
> noob.
>  would like to use it for a documentation project which will be served
> over the web.
>  need to know if there's any way to transform markdown content to
> (x)html on the fly at the web server level?
>  use case:
>  a web server with the above capabilities would have the document root
> folder holding a bunch of markdown files and a 'css' file.
>  on visiting that web server's address over 'http', the [1]
> file would get transformed into (x)html, pick-up the 'css' and show a
> beautiful page to the visitor.
>  all this, while i would be busy writing plain old markdown.
>  i am sorry if this has been asked out here before, but i couldn't
> find any such queries, perhaps my googling skills are bad.  :)
>  thanks,
>  ~mayuresh
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