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 10% 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:
# Heading ## Sub-heading ### Another deeper heading Paragraphs are separated by a blank line. Two spaces at the end of a line leave a line break. Text attributes _italic_, *italic*, __bold__, **bold**, `monospace`. Horizontal rule: --- Bullet list: * apples * oranges * pears Numbered list: 1. apples 2. oranges 3. pears A [link](http://example.com).
Last updated February 18th, 2020