Group formed for Markdown

Based on
http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/2012/10/the-future-of-markdown.html a
post by Jeff Atwood, where he introduces his ideas for standardizing
Markdown for the future.

Quote I don’t want to extend Markdown by adding tons of crazy new
functionality, or radically change the way it currently works, or
anything like that. I’d be opposed to such changes. I just want to
solidify and standardize the simple, useful version of Markdown that
is working so well for everyone right now. I want there to be an
unambiguous, basic standard that everyone using Markdown can expect to
work in the same way across all web sites in the world when they begin
typing.

2 Responses to Group formed for Markdown

  1. Scott says:

    Has there been any additional progress on this beyond forming the group?

  2. brian k says:

    Am wondering about that too. There hasn’t really been any movement so far.

    In regards to the distrust to complexity in markdown. I think a solution to this issue would be to provide ‘levels’ of markdown.

    Ergo:

    Markdown Core : For the purist, and quick small parsers. ( Most close to original specs )

    Markdown Extra : For those that need to be able to do more than the core. Implements most common extended features.

    Markdown Complete : Aimed at those that are actually writing large documents, and books. Supports “external” includes.

    Markdown Experimental : Used by those wanting to experiment with new syntax, and provide feedback on which is best for daily work.

    The idea is that by having a basic markdown core syntax, that can be extended as needed, you can cover most use cases.

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