Best syntax variant?

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28 Jul, 2014 11:48 PM

As a Markdown newbie, with most of my experience being with MediaWiki syntax (of which there's just one, thankfully), I am somewhat overwhelmed by the number of variants that Markdown has.

What Markdown variant would you recommend to master and stick with? Is there one that's most well-designed and consistent?

I don't expect to have an objective answer to this, but probably this community is the most educated (and perhaps with strongest opinions) on this matter.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Brett on 29 Jul, 2014 12:30 AM

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    MultiMarkdown is the most universal while still having an array of
    extensions available (footnotes, tables, etc.). It's also actively
    developed. Plus it's already Marked's default rendering engine. So
    that's easy…

    Kramdown is my second favorite, but all of it's special features only
    work in Kramdown and will get you in trouble anywhere else. I think it's
    best to stick with something like MMD that's made the effort at
    standardizing syntax.


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