testing markdown

getting tired of tediously fixing html in posts, so I’m trying out 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…



  • 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 <ul><li>blah</li></ul> 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 <a href="...">link</a> 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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