|Author:||Fletcher T. Penney|
|Copyright:||Copyright © 2016 - 2018 Fletcher T. Penney.|
MultiMarkdown v6 is finally here! If you want more information about
If you want to more know about the differences from v5, see the
You can download the latest installer for MacOS or Windows at Github:
To build from source, download from Github. Then:
make release (OR) make debug cd build make
You can optionally test using the test suite:
Differences in the MultiMarkdown Syntax
MultiMarkdown v6 is mostly about making a better MMD parser, but it involves a few changes to the MultiMarkdown syntax itself.
Setext headers can consist of more than one line to be included in the header:
This is a header ========
Whitespace is not allowed between the text brackets and label brackets in reference links, images, footnotes, etc. For example
[foo] [bar]will no longer be the same as
Link and image titles can be quoted with
(foo). Link attributes can be used in both reference and inline links/images.
HTML elements are handled slightly differently. There is no longer a
markdown="1"feature. Instead, HTML elements that are on a line by themselves will open an HTML block that will cause the rest of the "paragraph" to be treated as HTML such that Markdown will not be parsed in side of it. HTML block-level tags are even "stronger" at starting an HTML block. It is not quite as complex as the approach used in CommonMark, but is similar under most circumstances. Leaving a blank line after the opening tag will allow MultiMarkdown parsing inside of the HTML block.
For example, this would not be parsed:
<div> *foo* </div>
But this would be:
<div> *foo* </div>
"Malformed" reference link definitions are handled slightly differently. For example, the test suite file
Reference Footnotes.textis parsed differently in compatibility mode than MMD-5. This started as a side-effect of the parsing algorithm, but I actually think it makes sense. This may or may not change in the future.
Table captions in MMD-6 must come immediately after the table, not before it.
Escaped linebreaks (
\preceding a line break) will be interpreted as
<br />(even in compatibility mode). This was previously an optional feature in MMD, but I don't see a problem with just making it default behavior.
Escaped spaces (
\) will be interpreted as a non-breaking space, if the output format supports it.
CriticMarkup, Abbreviations, Glossary Terms, and Citations are handled slightly differently. See the QuickStart guide for more information.
Fenced code blocks can use leading/trailing "fences" of 3, 4, or 5 backticks in length. That should be sufficient for complex documents without requiring a more complex parser. If there is no trailing fence, then the fenced block is considered to go through the end of the document.
Emph and Strong parsing is conceptually the same, but the implementation is different. It is designed for speed, accuracy, and consistency. In general, it seems to handle edge cases much more reliably, but there are still a couple of situations that I would like to take into account, if possible. These are not situations that should occur often in "real life."
EPUB 3 output is supported without need of any external tools.
Internationalization support for HTML phrases, such as "see footnote". See Github for more information.
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