Bug-fix release. We are happy to release Python-Markdown 2.0, which has been over a year in the making. We have rewritten significant portions of the code, dramatically extending the extension API, increased performance, and added numerous extensions to the distribution (including an extension that mimics PHP Markdown Extra), all while maintaining backward compatibility with the end user API in version 1.7.
Markdown is a text-to-HTML conversion tool for web writers. Markdown allows you to write using an easy-to-read, easy-to-write plain text format, then convert it to structurally valid XHTML (or HTML). This package provides a Python implementation.