On Friday, 5 June 2015 at 14:06:32 UTC, Kagamin wrote:
On Friday, 5 June 2015 at 12:57:23 UTC, Vladimir Panteleev wrote:
1. People receiving messages through NNTP/mailing lists will not see the formatted Markdown. Although Markdown's goal is to be readable in its plain text source code, it still allows many situations in which the source is misleading or difficult to understand. For example, special characters need to be escaped by a backslash, which can create confusion in the presence of other special characters. (Are they part of the D syntax the user is describing, or something else?) Some syntax such as tables or images can also be not very readable in source form.

What about supporting only a few features like hyperlinks and code blocks? These should be unambiguous and not conflict with anything.

Yes, we could do that, with the downside of implementing our own Markdown variant with its own instruction manual. But we already use footnotes for hyperlinks by convention, and code already looks fine, so what's the gain? Syntax highlighting?
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