Comments on 2017-04-28 Markdown vs Wiki Creole

Not sure if that’s the best move. Sure, most things support Markdown (kinda), but Markdown does not even have tables… oops.

There’s CommonMark, and that’s what you should use, but it has its own problems.

There’s just no way to win :|

– AlexDaniel 2017-04-28 22:56 UTC


Also, perhaps it’s worth mentioning that Github renders markdown comments, markdown wiki pages and ``.md`` files differently, so you’re dealing with three different markdowns…

– AlexDaniel 2017-04-28 22:57 UTC


Sadly, you are correct. But all the text editing stuff on iOS I have used is either plain text or Markdown, e.g. iA Writer. GitHub and its large family of friends uses GitHub Flavored Markdown. Have you seen The Homebrewery? If you write stuff for D&D 5 or if you like the looks of it, here’s a tool to create awesome looking PDFs using Markdown, online, with menus to insert tables for classes, spells, monster stat blocks, and so on. And it is so beautiful and fast, it nearly makes me want to cry. Even the sample text used to fill the templates is great. This is just great.

(Still fiddling with the formatting rules.)

– Alex Schroeder 2017-04-28 23:02 UTC


The Common Markup spec raises interesting questions. Curious minds want to know about the corner cases. But as far as I can tell, it doesn’t have tables, right?

– Alex Schroeder 2017-04-28 23:15 UTC


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