Markdown21 Mar 2004
Markdown is a syntax for converting plain text to (X)HTML. It's written in Perl and available (among other things) as a MT plugin. I'm trying it out with this post. It's designed to leave the plain text very readable after it's marked up, as opposed to Textile, which makes marking up plain text easy but is leaves the plain text less than readable. Markdown might come in handy for text maintained by less web-savvy colleagues, or for quickly marking up text from web-unfriendly sources (like Microsoft Word). I'll try it out for a few posts.
(The MTEntry tag
convert_breaks seems to be incompatible with Markdown. I've removed it from my templates for now, and if I keep using Markdown I'll figure out another way to get my entry title and my permalink on the same line as the entry body.)