Markdown Syntax Documentation
Note: This document is itself written using Markdown; you can see the source for it by adding ‘.text’ to the URL. Overview Philosophy Markdown is intended to be as easy-to-read and easy-to-write as is feasible. Readability, however, is emphasized above all else. A Markdown-formatted document should be publishable as-is, as plain text, without looking like it’s been marked up with tags or formatting instructions. To this end, Markdown’s syntax is comprised entirely of punctuation characters, which punctuation characters have been carefully chosen so as to look like what they mean. Inline HTML Markdown’s syntax is intended for one purpose: to be used as a format for writing for the web. Markdown is not a replacement for HTML, or even close to it. For any markup that is not covered by Markdown’s syntax, you simply use HTML itself. The only restrictions are that block-level HTML elements — e.g. For example, to add an HTML table to a Markdown article: This is a regular paragraph. © 4 < 5 1.