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Markdown text editor bundle

Inherited from: HTML

Author: John Killeen.
File pattern: *.md.

Supported functionality

Description of Markdown

Markdown is a text-to-HTML conversion tool for web writers. Markdown allows you to write using an easy-to-read, easy-to-write plain text format, then convert it to structurally valid XHTML (or HTML).

Thus, “Markdown” is two things: (1) a plain text formatting syntax; and (2) a software tool, written in Perl, that converts the plain text formatting to HTML.

The overriding design goal for Markdown’s formatting syntax is to make it as readable as possible. The idea is that a Markdown-formatted document should be publishable as-is, as plain text, without looking like it’s been marked up with tags or formatting instructions. While Markdown’s syntax has been influenced by several existing text-to-HTML filters, the single biggest source of inspiration for Markdown’s syntax is the format of plain text email.

Taken from daringfireball.net

Syntax definition files

mmd_spec.xml - specification file contains general information about syntax, syntax highlighting rules, scope definitions, keywords etc.
mmd_spec.xml27.02.115.44 KB

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