Wednesday, 10 April 2013

A tiny script to markdown: tinydown

Isn't a tiny markdown parser lovely ? ===================================== A markdown is an _easy to read and quite easy to parse_ syntax, ideal for documents that could be understood by human, and easily converted by machines. You are reading markdown now! ----------------------------- This blogpost is generated on the fly via the proposed script. Here the code **example** used for this page: this.onload = function () { document.body.innerHTML = tinydown( document.body.textContent ); }; You can find a very nice guide about [how to markdown here](http://daringfireball.net/projects/markdown/syntax "markdown style guide"). ### What is supported ? * headers with = or - notation * headers with # notation * blockquotes and nested blockquotes * ordered and unordered lists * images with optional alt ant title * inline links with arbitrary title * <em> via single asterisks/underscore, or double for <strong> tag * inline `code` via `` ` `` backtick ### What is not supported ? ### * paragraphs are missings * nested lists and nested markdown inside lists * links with references and/or id * raw html is not recognized, validated, parsed > and just to demonstrate it works > > this is a nested blockquote example :-) > have a lovely day - - - © WebReflection

3 comments:

  1. ^____^ And this is why I wrote mmd.js in the first place. To make a new version of my site, using markdown. At first I thought of parsing the md on the client side, but it was a no-brainer to put mmd.js in a node.js script generating a static version of my site.

    How does that work for you so far ? Any drawback with this approach ?

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  2. I don't think I have node.js behind blogspot.com ... I mean ... CloudReflection is made on the cloud.

    I don't need a server here so I guess it works :-)

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