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Options and other technical details

You can trigger a number of options using specific classes. You can declare those classes on the same element you used to declare rmd-on, on sub-containers, or on the targetted elements themselves. The stylesheet is rather flexible.

Available options

  • rmd-h1-uppercase: uppercase H1.
  • rmd-h1-underline: add a line of “=” signs to H1.
  • rmd-h2-underline: add a line of “-” signs to H2.
  • rmd-em-star: use “*” signs for emphasis (default).
  • rmd-em-underscore: use “_” signs for emphasis.
  • rmd-strong-star: use “*” signs for strong emphasis (default).
  • rmd-strong-underscore: use “_” signs for strong emphasis.
  • rmd-a-bracket: add square brackets around links.
  • rmd-a-showurl: show URLs after links (on screen and in print).
  • rmd-a-printurl: show URLs after links when printing. No need to use this if you’re already using the “showurl” option.
  • rmd-a-printref: print URLs with reference numbers at the end of the container. Don’t use this together with the “showurl” and “printurl” options. Requires JS, see below.
  • rmd-ul-star: use “*” for bullets (default).
  • rmd-ul-plus: use “+” for bullets.
  • rmd-ul-minus: use “-” for bullets.
  • rmd-hr-star: use “*” signs for HR (default).
  • rmd-hr-minus: use “-” signs for HR.
  • rmd-hr-center: center the horizontal rule.

Important notes on option classes:

  1. Words in the class name are always singular: “bracket”, not “brackets”.
  2. Each option class has an equivalent which can be used on the affected element itself, and which omits the element name, e.g. rmd-underscore on strong elements, rmd-showurl on links, etc.

Note that the rmd-a-printref option needs the rmd-print.js script. The script generates an invisible list of URLs at the end of each container with this class, and the print styles reveal this list when printing the page.

Example code

<!doctype html>
<html lang="en">
  <title>Using ReMarkdown</title>
  <link rel="stylesheet" href="remarkdown.css">
  Site navigation
<article class="rmd-on rmd-h1-underline rmd-link-footnote rmd-hr-center">
  <h1 class="rmd-uppercase">Hello World</h1>
  <p>Goodnight, and <a href="/l/">good luck</a>.</p>
  <p>More content.</p>
<script src="rmd-print.js"></script>

For more examples of how you can use ReMarkdown classes, see the sampler page and take a look at the source code. Note that it’ll probably be easier to set all option classes on one container element, rather than on individual elements.

How does it work exactly?

The gist of it:

  • The stylesheet sets everything to the same monospace font, font size and line height.
  • Then it adds text markers at the start and end of elements, in :before and :after pseudo-elements.

There are a few special cases, such as underlined titles, block quotes, ordered lists, and print styles for links. Do read remarkdown.css if you speak CSS and want to know more.

Note that there is a number of known issues.