Sundown is a Markdown parser based on the original code of the
Upskirt library by Natacha Porté.
It is implemented in C with a lightweight objective-C wrapper.
Now available via cocoapods
Fully standards compliant
Sundownpasses out of the box the official Markdown v1.0.0 and v1.0.3 test suites, and has been extensively tested with additional corner cases to make sure its output is as sane as possible at all times.
Massive extension support
Sundownhas optional support for several (unofficial) Markdown extensions, such as non-strict emphasis, fenced code blocks, tables, autolinks, strikethrough and more.
Sundownis fully UTF-8 aware, both when parsing the source document and when generating the resulting (X)HTML code.
Tested & Ready to be used on production
Sundownhas been extensively security audited, and includes protection against all possible DOS attacks (stack overflows, out of memory situations, malformed Markdown syntax...) and against client attacks through malicious embedded HTML.
We've worked very hard to make
Sundownnever crash or run out of memory under any input.
Sundownrenders all the Markdown content in GitHub and so far hasn't crashed a single time.
Sundownis not stuck with XHTML output: the Markdown parser of the library is decoupled from the renderer, so it's trivial to extend the library with custom renderers. A fully functional (X)HTML renderer is included.
Optimized for speed
Sundownis written in C, with a special emphasis on performance. When wrapped on a dynamic language such as Python or Ruby, it has shown to be up to 40 times faster than other native alternatives.
Sundownis a zero-dependency library composed of 3
.cfiles and their headers. No dependencies, no bullshit. Only standard C99 that builds everywhere.
Sundown is based on the original Upskirt parser by Natacha Porté, with many additions
by Vicent Marti (@tanoku) and contributions from the following authors:
Ben Noordhuis, Bruno Michel, Joseph Koshy, Krzysztof Kowalczyk, Samuel Bronson, Shuhei Tanuma
Sundown is available from other programming languages thanks to these bindings developed
by our awesome contributors.
- Redcarpet (Ruby)
- RobotSkirt (Node.js)
- Misaka (Python)
- ffi-sundown (Ruby FFI)
- Sundown HS (Haskell)
- Goskirt (Go)
- Upskirt.go (Go)
- MoonShine (.NET)
- PHP-Sundown (PHP)
- Sundown.net (.NET)
Sundown is all about security. If you find a (potential) security vulnerability in the
library, or a way to make it crash through malicious input, please report it to us,
either directly via email or by opening an Issue on GitHub, and help make the web safer
Unicode character handling
Given that the Markdown spec makes no provision for Unicode character handling,
takes a conservative approach towards deciding which extended characters trigger Markdown
Punctuation characters outside of the U+007F codepoint are not handled as punctuation. They are considered as normal, in-word characters for word-boundary checks.
Whitespace characters outside of the U+007F codepoint are not considered as whitespace. They are considered as normal, in-word characters for word-boundary checks.
There is nothing to install.
Sundown is composed of 3
.c files (
array.c), so just throw them in your project. Zero-dependency means
zero-dependency. You might want to include
render/html.c if you want to use the
included XHTML renderer, or write your own renderer. Either way, it's all fun and joy.
If you are hardcore, you can use the included
Makefile to build
Sundown into a dynamic
library, or to build the sample
sundown executable, which is just a commandline
Markdown to XHTML parser. (If gcc gives you grief about
-fPIC, e.g. with MinGW, try
make MFLAGS= instead of just
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