opml title node from markdown?

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21 Jun, 2017 02:41 PM


Not sure if I am missing something but I would like to export a markdown file (e.g. generated in nvALT) viewed in Marked2 to opml with the ability to determine the title node. In examples I could find (e.g. here http://brettterpstra.com/2013/08/18/markdown-to-mind-map/) the heading 1 syntax (# H1) resulted in the title node (when view in Mind Node). In my current setup the heading 1 all show up as secondary nodes in Mindnode (and when converting back to *.md from opml will actually show up e.g. as ## heading2).

Thank you and best regards

PS Converting markdown straight from Ulysses to MindNode the heading 1 is interpreted as the title node.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Brett on 22 Jun, 2017 03:06 PM

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    There does seem to be some inconsistency in this, and I'll look into it.
    Right now, the title node is taken from MultiMarkdown metadata (title:
    key), so if you're document looks like:

    title: Main Node Title

    # Header 1

    ## Subsection 1.1

    then a round trip from Marked->OPML->MindNode->Markdown (or
    Marked->OPML->Marked->Markdown) will result in:

         # Main Node Title

         ## Header 1

         - Subsection 1.1

         ## Metadata

         - title
           Main Node Title

    Some of this is unavoidable as every OPML-capable app can interpret the
    hierarchy differently. OPML is just an outline, so a poorly structured
    document (that has multiple h1s, or skips from h1-h3, h2-h5, etc.) will
    be interpreted differently. However, I do think that Marked should
    interpret the first h1 as a main node, especially if there's no title:
    metadata. I'll look into this.


  2. 2 Posted by Otini Kroukamp on 22 Jun, 2017 09:43 PM

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    Thank you!  
    It is certainly not a deal-breaker.
    I have adopted a sort of iterative writing workflow, cycling between MultiMarkdown and OPML (mind map), to more effectively integrate the brainstorm and the outline.  I would just like to predict what I expect to see with each conversion.
    Best regards

          From: Brett <[email blocked]>
     To: [email blocked]
     Sent: Thursday, June 22, 2017 11:06 AM
     Subject: opml title node from markdown? [Questions]

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