Using Marked with Markdown Extra?

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11 Oct, 2016 11:43 PM

I know there are way too many flavors of Markdown, but I'm partial to Markdown Extra.

How do I set up Marked to use Markdown Extra for rendering?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Brett on 12 Oct, 2016 01:18 AM

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    Is there a specific syntax you're trying to enable? Overall MultiMarkdown shares the same extended syntax, but if you set up a custom processor with /usr/bin/php and the path to the PHP markdown extra executable, it should be possible. Haven't tested with that one, though.


  2. 2 Posted by bob on 12 Oct, 2016 06:11 PM

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    One is this construct:

    ![Aperture Icon](/images/icons/aperture.png){.image-left .image-25}

    Another is similar:

    ![Capture One Pro Color Tools](color-tools.jpg "Capture One Pro Color Tools"){.caption .image-right .image-25}

    From this general syntax:

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Brett on 13 Oct, 2016 05:07 PM

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    It is possible to run Markdown Extra as a command line tool, which means it's possible to run your Markdown through it in Marked. PHP isn't the easiest to work with, though, so I might suggest using the ruby utility maruku instead (which I think supports all Markdown Extra syntax and definitely handles the class markers you're using).

    There's also the Python Markdown package which can do the same, if that's easier.

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