Markdown is an actively used text markup language created in 2004. Markdown is a lightweight markup language with plain text formatting syntax. It is designed so that it can be converted to HTML and many other formats using a tool by the same name. Markdown is often used to format readme files, for writing messages in online discussion forums, and to create rich text using a plain text editor. Read more on Wikipedia...
- Markdown ranks in the top 20% of languages
- the Markdown wikipedia page
- Markdown first appeared in 2004
- file extensions for Markdown include md, markdown, mdown, mdwn, mkd, mkdn, mkdown, ronn and workbook
- See also: html, textile, restructuredtext, perl, pandoc-app, mime, php, python, ruby, drupal, mediawiki, rstudio-editor, r, c, apl, asciidoc, org, txt2tags
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Example code from Wikipedia:
<h1>Heading</h1> <h2>Sub-heading</h2> <h3>Another deeper heading</h3> <p>Paragraphs are separated by a blank line.</p> <p>Two spaces at the end of a line leave a<br /> line break.</p> <p>Text attributes <em>italic</em>, <em>italic</em>, <strong>bold</strong>, <strong>bold</strong>, <code>monospace</code>.</p> <p>Horizontal rule:</p> <hr /> <p>Bullet list:</p> <ul> <li>apples</li> <li>oranges</li> <li>pears</li> </ul> <p>Numbered list:</p> <ol> <li>apples</li> <li>oranges</li> <li>pears</li> </ol> <p>A <a href="http://example.com">link</a>.</p>
Last updated November 6th, 2019