testing markdown

getting tired of tediously fixing html in posts, so I’m trying out [markdown](http://daringfireball.net/projects/markdown/).

## what is 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).

## why markdown?

I like the idea of not having to futz around with html. But, much of the markdown syntax feels like simple *proxies* for html, but with the added dependency on an additional plugin for rendering. Not sure I like that. Not sure it’ll be worth relearning the wheel…

## testing


* item one
* item two
* item two point one
* item two point two
* item three

How about indexed lists?

1. item one
2. item two
3. item three

interesting. No `

  • blah

` crap. nice.

dealing with images looks a bit messy, but whatever.

Does it play nicely with the footnote plugin1 I use? (apparently, but it doesn’t like embedding Markdown link syntax within the footer plugin markup… not the end of the world. just have to remember to use regular `link` syntax within footnotes.)

Seems pretty streamlined, almost like wiki syntax. What the world really needs is yet another markup language with its own syntax…

  1. WP-Footnotes []

3 thoughts on “testing markdown”

    1. heh. I don’t think it’ll do Markdown in comments. Although it is mucking with the content of the comment emails, so I guess it’s possible

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