CommonMark spec, with reference implementations in C and JavaScript (by commonmark)

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  • I wish Asciidoc was more popular
    4 projects | | 6 Feb 2023
    Check out commonmark, that is the Markdown standard supported by numerous converters including pandoc.
  • I wrote a markdown to html converter
    6 projects | | 1 Feb 2023
    And if this is an exercise into that you can use a Markdown spec like CommonMark which is the spec Reddit and a variety of other sites use.
  • Working with Markdown in PHP
    3 projects | | 12 Jan 2023
    Therefore, to address this issue, a specification named CommonMark was released in 2014. In CommonMark's own words, it's a "strongly defined, highly compatible specification of Markdown". The specification aims to remove ambiguity so that regardless of which CommonMark-compatible script you use to convert Markdown, the output is always the same.
  • Markdown, Asciidoc, or reStructuredText - a tale of docs-as-code
    23 projects | | 10 Jan 2023
    For Markdown, there are A LOT of flavors. Despite all eleventy-zillion flavors, Markdown is loved for developer documentation due to its simplicity.
    23 projects | | 10 Jan 2023
    In 2014, a group of Markdown fans came together and established CommonMark - a standard, interoperable and testable version of Markdown. In March 2017, GitHub published a formal spec for GitHub-Flavored Markdown (GFM); based on CommonMark. In the accompanying blog post when releasing GFM, GitHub addressed many of the limitations that Eric Holscher raised, things like how many spaces are needed to indent a line, or how many empty lines you need to break between different elements. GFM is, by far, the most popular flavor of Markdown.
  • My "Updated list" of privacy friendly apps & services to ditch big tech companies(December Update)
    2 projects | | 8 Dec 2022
    One thing to note, is that markdown itself is not a hard standard, there's variations and different supported abilities depending on implementation/site. Commonmark is an attempt to create a standard but probably not something you need to know about unless you're implementing it on a site.
  • Djot: A light markup language by the creator of Pandoc and CommonMark
    10 projects | | 5 Dec 2022
    He is also the author of the CommonMark spec:

  • Why is Markdown popular?
    3 projects | | 12 Nov 2022
    It probably started off that way, but there is at the very least which is very specific and has test cases to verify implementation accuracy. Maybe there are competing specs, but it's not like HTML never had that problem either. So, there is a spec, and the fact that it's "barely" there (whatever that means) doesn't mean it isn't there. A lot of the other points are just variations of this.
  • We Should Have Markdown Rendered Websites
    14 projects | | 10 Nov 2022
    CommonMark seems like the obvious choice:

    It isn't as supported as I'd like, but it does exist and I've encountered it "in the wild" a few times, so it's not just some guy typing away on a website either.

  • Why Is Markdown Popular?
    2 projects | | 28 Oct 2022
    Any author that writes "it's a matter of simply deciding on a manageable subset of HTML and CSS and then calling it a standard" with a straight face may not understand the meaning of many of those words.

    Actual standardization (of the open web variety) is inherently hard.

    Nobody (and I do mean not one person) agrees with anyone else on which subsets of HTML and CSS are necessary.

    CommonMark exists:

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