serving markdown directly : any suggestions?

John MacFarlane jgm at
Wed Feb 4 12:46:13 EST 2015

+++ Mayuresh Kathe [Feb 04 15 13:57 ]:
>have been tinkering with markdown for a few hours now, so am still a 
>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?

I'm not recommending this approach, but if you really want to do this you could use an nginx module compiled against a C Markdown library.  This would give you maximum performance and not involve scripting languages at all.

Here's an example:
Note the cautions in the README.

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