[KI-LC] Any opinions? Markdown vs AsciiDoc ?

Andrew Hughes andrewhughes3000 at gmail.com
Mon Sep 12 13:03:27 CDT 2016


How do you think it compares with asciidoc?

>From my reading, markdown is not standardized - that's why there are
flavours of markdown. They have minor variations in the markup coding.

The purpose I'm asking for is to write structured documents

andrew.

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On Mon, Sep 12, 2016 at 10:59 AM, John Wunderlich <john at wunderlich.ca>
wrote:

> Markdown gets my vote for flexibility and availability of tools.
>
> Markdown itself is standardised, just not by an SDO
>
> Gruber's original https://daringfireball.net/projects/markdown/
> Fletcher Penny's MultiMarkdown: http://fletcherpenney.net/multimarkdown/
>
> There are editors galore for Markdown, I use Sublime Text, which runs on
> Mac and Windoze, includes many syntax highlighters (including markdown and
> multimarkdown)
>
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> On 12 September 2016 at 13:52, Andrew Hughes <andrewhughes3000 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>> Hi folks - does anyone have opinions on the merits of Markdown versus
>> AsciiDoc?
>>
>> From what i'm reading, markdown is more widely used, but it lacks a
>> standard and is not extensible - so there are issues with tool
>> compatibility between flavours.
>>
>> AsciiDoc is less popular but supports the ability to extend to create new
>> tags/labels and has good output format tools.
>>
>> Also, if you want to follow along as I collect up opinions and reviews,
>> take a look at
>>
>> https://kantarainitiative.org/confluence/display/LC/Markup+l
>> anguage+notes+and+comparisons
>>
>>
>> thanks
>> andrew.
>>
>>
>>
>> thanks
>> andrew.
>>
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