**Markdeep Feature Demo** Morgan McGuire This demonstration documents the features of [Markdeep](http://casual-effects.com/markdeep) and acts as a test for it. Markdeep is a text formatting syntax that extends Markdown, and a Javascript program for making it work in browsers. The two most powerful features are its ability to run in any **web browser** on the client side and the inclusion of **diagrams**. [Click here](https://casual-effects.com/markdeep/features.md.html?noformat) to see this document without automatic formatting. Markdeep is free and easy to use. It doesn't need a plugin, or Internet connection. There's nothing to install. Just start writing in Vi, Nodepad, Zed, Emacs, Visual Studio, Atom, or another editor! You don't have to export, compile, or otherwise process your document. If you want to support development of Markdeep, just buy the [Graphics Codex](http://graphicscodex.com) book or my [iOS space game](http://rocketgolfing.com). Revenue from those enables all of my open source projects. Basic Formatting ======================================================================================= Text formatting: Source | Result -----------------------------------------|------------------------------ `**bold**` | **bold** `__bold__` | __bold__ `*italic*` | *italic* `_italic_` | _italic_ `~~strikethrough~~` | ~~strikethrough~~ `inline code` | `inline code` `5 kg/m^3` | 5 kg/m^3 You can add CSS to change the styles. See the Custom Formatting section for some examples. Formatted text may **cross lines** and be as small as **a** single character. It can _also be indented and split across lines_ simultaneously. Markdeep intelligently does not apply bold or italic formatting to math expressions such as x = 3 * y - 2 * z or WORDS_WITH_INTERNAL_UNDERSCORES. It also protects HTML `` in code blocks from disappearing. If you _want_ italics or bold inside of a word, for example in: SCUBA = Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus, then just use HTML `` and `` tags---a markdown syntax won't be any more readable in that case. Exponents only work for positive and negative integers. For arbitrary exponents, use LaTeX notation: `$x^y$` ==> $x^y$, or HTML tags: `xy` ==> xy. Links --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- There are many forms of implicit and explicit links: Source | Result -------------------------------------------|--------------------------------------------- `[hyperlink](http://casual-effects.com)` | [hyperlink](http://casual-effects.com) `[hyperlink]("http://casual-effects.com")` | [hyperlink]("http://casual-effects.com") `` | `http://casual-effects.com` | http://casual-effects.com `morgan@casual-effects.com` | morgan@casual-effects.com `Lists section` | Lists section `Tiny Grids subsection` | Tiny Grids subsection `Section [Lists]` | Section [Lists] `sec. [lists]` | sec. [lists] `subsection [lists]` | subsection [lists] `table [states]` | table [states] `tbl. [states]` | tbl. [states] `Table [states]` | Table [states] `figure [robot]` | figure [robot] `fig. [robot]` | fig. [robot] `Figure [robot]` | Figure [robot] `lst. [sort]` | lst. [sort] `listing [sort]` | listing [sort] `Listing [sort]` | Listing [sort] `[New York Times][nyt]` | [New York Times][nyt] `[Google][]` | [Google][] `footnote [^syntax]` | footnote [^syntax] `[#Kajiya86]` | [#Kajiya86] Any section header name followed by "section", "subsection", or "sec." will automatically be linked to that section. To link by number, use one of those key words followed by the section name in brackets. This won't work if you use the actual word "section" _as the title of a section_...but it would be unexpected to have a section named "section" in a real document anyway. You can also insert HTML anchor (``) tags to create arbitrary internal links. Reference-style links include arbitrary formatted text in brackets followed by a case-insensitive symbolic name that must be defined elsewhere in the document: - Example using a symbolic name: [New York Times][nyt] - Example using the text as its own symbol: [Google][] Put the definitions at a convenient location elsewhere in the document: ~~~~~~~~~~~~none [nyt]: http://nytimes.com [google]: http://google.com ~~~~~~~~~~~~ Markdeep also supports footnotes, endnotes [^syntax], and citations [#Kajiya86] using a similar syntax. The actual notes and bibliography may be placed at the bottom of the document: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~none [#Kajiya86]: James T. Kajiya. 1986 ... [^syntax]: Endnotes look like ... ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Regular links may also have attributes, for example, [this link will directly download](http://casual-effects.com/markdeep/robot.jpg download). URLs in explicit links may be surrounded by optional `"` quotation `"` marks. If your URL contains parentheses, then it _must_ be surrounded in quotation marks to make it unambigious: - [a link with parens]("http://casual-effects.com(bar)") - []("http://casual-effects.com(bar)") URLs with various forms of special characters are handled well even without quotation marks: - [hyperlinks to URLs with underscores](https://archive.org/stream/Bazin_Andre_What_Is_Cinema_Volume_1/Bazin_Andre_What_Is_Cinema_Volume_1_djvu.txt) - https://archive.org/stream/Bazin_Andre_What_Is_Cinema_Volume_1/Bazin_Andre_What_Is_Cinema_Volume_1_djvu.txt You can also use the CommonMark angle bracket syntax `` ==> provided that your URL only contains lower-case letters. Otherwise the browser interprets it as a tag and converts it to lowercase before Markdeep runs. **Bibliography**: [#Kajiya86]: James T. Kajiya. 1986. The Rendering Equation. In _Proceedings of Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques (SIGGRAPH '86)_, ACM, 143-150. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/15922.15902 [^syntax]: Endnotes look like reference-style links with an empty text field. Endnotes may not contain multiple paragraphs (sorry, David Foster Wallace), although they may refer to _other_ endnotes. [nyt]: http://nytimes.com [google]: http://google.com Lists --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A blank line or line ending in a colon must precede lists. Lists have lines that begin with a number (which is not required to increment) and a period, or a bullet character (-, *, +). They can also be nested. Example: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1. Monday 2. Tuesday 1. Morning 2. Afternoon 3. Wednesday - Bullets - Bullets 1. Thursday + Bullets + Bullets 1. Friday * Bullets ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Examples of lists and floating diagrams: ***************************** 1. Monday * A B C * 2. Tuesday * *-------->o<------->o * 1. Morning * ^ / ^ | * 2. Afternoon * | v \ v * 3. Wednesday * o----->o---->o<---->* * - Bullets * D E F G * - Bullets ***************************** 4. Thursday 5. Friday A list with just bullets: - Bread - Fish - Milk - Cheese A list containing a code block: 1. This is the first list item. ~~~~~~ // This is a code block if (x > 0) printf("hello!\n"); ~~~~~~ 1. This is the second list item. - Level 1 - Level 2 - Level 3 - Level 1 again - 1 - 1.a - 1.a.i - 1.a.ii - 1.b Lists can also: * Use asterisks * Instead of * Minus signs * `or have code` * *and* other formatting or + Use plus + Signs Lists with blank lines between the elements are formatted with more spacing. There's actually nothing special about this...that's just the regular paragraph separator. 1. Here's a list with some large elements that I chose to format by putting a blank line between the elements to make them more visually distinguished. 2. That's necessary with paragraph-sized elements; otherwise the text would appear to run together into a wall of text! - You can also - Nest lists within lists with spaces Lists that begin with a number other than 1 use that number as the start index. The subsequent numbers are irrelevant and automatically replaced with ascending numbers: 6. A list that starts at six! 1. and just 1. keeps going... Definition Lists ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Apple : Pomaceous fruit of plants of the genus Malus in the family Rosaceae. Multiple paragraphs are supported. Orange : The fruit of an evergreen tree of the genus Citrus. - Can also - Put lists - In definitions Definition lists with short definitions are formatted more tersely: Grapes : Available in purple ("red") and green ("white") varieties. Bananas : Only yellow. Schedule Lists ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Schedule lists contain titles that begin with a valid date. After the title, arbitrary indented content appears, including lists, text, and equations: ~~~~~~~~~~~~none Tuesday Feb 16, 2016: Project Launch - Create specifications - Initialize revision control system Friday Feb 19, 2016: Build Milestone - Build system fully functional - Placeholder unit tests committed ⋮ (Monday Feb 28, 2016): Office Closed ~~~~~~~~~~~~ If the schedule is sufficiently long and dense, then a calendar preview is shown before it. Entries in parenthesis with no further details are formatted with a more subtle style. Formatted schedule lists look like: Tuesday Feb 16, 2016: Project Launch - Create specifications - Initialize revision control system Friday Feb 19, 2016: Build Milestone - Build system fully functional - Placeholder unit tests committed _Plan for weekend overtime if we miss this milestone_ Wednesday Feb 24, 2016: Site Visit **Whole team vistits client**. Dress appropriately. Friday Feb 26, 2016: Demo Milestone - Internal demonstrations for management - QA reports due (Monday Feb 28, 2016): Office Closed Tuesday Feb 29, 2016: Code Freeze - Commit final features before this date - Only priority 1 fixes with issue tracking numbers after this point Monday Mar 7, 2016: Beta Wednesday Mar 16, 2016: Gold Dates can be in any unambigous format that includes a month, day, and four-digit year between 1000 and 2999, such as: - 2001-03-01 - 1 Apr. 1999 - 4-07-1976 - February 16, 2016 - 2020 Jan. 15 - May 15th, 1982 The US date format MM/DD/YYYY is not supported because it is ambiguous. The date may include the name of a day of the week (e.g., Sunday). It will be replaced with the correct day. When months are given by name, they must match the localization settings. Block Quotes ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Email-style indenting creates a blockquote: > This is an indented blockquote: Ut at felis diam. Aliquam massa odio, pharetra ut neque sed, commodo > dignissim orci. Curabitur quis velit gravida, blandit diam nec, > lacinia quam. Maecenas pharetra, velit in vestibulum auctor, diam > ipsum suscipit arcu, non sodales orci nibh sit amet leo. Nulla dictum Blockquotes formatted in the style of an actual quotation receive special treatment for fancy quoting: > "You want to make it seem alive and effortless and fun, but that's an > art that took me 25 years to really learn. I wanted to do it very much > 25 years ago, but I didn't know how." > > -- David O. Russell, director of American Hustle Tables ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Source: ~~~~~~~~~~~~none Maine | Iowa | Colorado -------|------|---------- 1 | 4 | 10 ME | IA | CO Blue | Red | Brown [Optional caption] Maine | Iowa | Colorado -------|------|---------- 1 | 4 | 10 ME | IA | CO Blue | Red | Brown [Table [states]: Caption with label.] Item | Type | Cost ---- |:----:| ----: Fish | F | 1.00 Axe | W | 3.25 Gold | I |20.50 | A | |---| | B | | C | | D | ~~~~~~~~~~~~ Result: Maine | Iowa | Colorado -------|------|---------- 1 | 4 | 10 ME | IA | CO Blue | Red | Brown [Optional caption] Maine | Iowa | Colorado -------|------|---------- 1 | 4 | 10 ME | IA | CO Blue | Red | Brown [Table [states]: Caption with label.] With alignment: Item | Type | Cost ---- |:----:| ----: Fish | F | 1.00 Axe | W | 3.25 Gold | I |20.50 Single-column: | A | |---| | B | | C | | D | Page Breaks ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ To support other markdown conventions, `\pagebreak` and `\newpage` will insert a page break in a document when printed or converted to PDF. You can also use a pattern of a series of five `+` signs on their own line, which will form a horizontal rule on screen and a new page when printed. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ To make top-level section headers also force page breaks, add the following to your document or CSS file: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ <style>.md h1, .md .nonumberh1 {page-break-before:always}</style> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Images and Video ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ There's no natural way to embed an image into a document that is also readable as plain text. Markdeep follows markdown's somewhat reasonable syntax. The source ` ![A picture of a robot](robot.jpg)` becomes: ![A picture of a robot](robot.jpg) Optional labels may be applied: ` ![Figure [robot]: A picture of a robot](robot.jpg)` ![Figure [robot]: A picture of a robot](robot.jpg) Any text after the URL is used as HTML attributes. If the attributes include width or height specifications, then the image is linked to the original. ```` ![Figure [robot2]: A picture of a robot with a caption larger than it.](robot.jpg width="150px" border="1") ```` ![Figure [robot2]: A picture of a robot with a caption larger than it.](robot.jpg width="150px" border="1") ![Really long captions are justified, not centered. This happens automatically when the caption spans multiple lines. You can also use custom CSS to change the formatting of captions.](robot.jpg width="150px" border="1") ![Floating robot with a large caption.](robot.jpg width="20%") If the image is embedded in a paragraph and has a caption, then it floats right and any width specification is propagated to the full captioned image, for example, the image to the right of this paragraph. Use a space as your caption if you want this behavior but don't actually want a visible caption. You can also just use a raw HTML `` tag: ` ` Captionless images work as well. Source `![](robot.jpg)` becomes: ![](robot.jpg) Images are centered if they appear in their own paragraph block and inlined otherwise. Grids of images are recognized and laid out as grids using HTML tables: ![1](robot.jpg width=100) ![2](robot.jpg width=100) ![3](robot.jpg width=100) ![4](robot.jpg width=100) ![5](robot.jpg width=100) ![This image has a
long caption](robot.jpg width=100) Video file extensions are automatically detected and will embed a small video player: ![A video](rocket.mp4) URLs for Youtube and Vimeo videos will also automatically embed a video player: ![State Zero](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QgPMyvZMBY0) ![Figure [fig:boy]: The Boy with a Camera For a Face](https://vimeo.com/channels/staffpicks/151493973) URLs for images may be surrounded in optional `"` quotation `"` marks. If your URL contains parentheses, then it _must_ be surrounded in quotation marks to make it unambigious. Recall that URLs are not permitted to contain spaces (by their specification), so to embed a local image whose filename has a space, either rename the file or replace the spaces with `%20` in the URL version of the name. Symbol Substitutions ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Markdeep converts `<->`, `<==>`, `->`, `-->`, `<-`, `<--`, `==>`, and `<==` to arrows if they aren't in a code block or latex expression and are surrounded by whitespace. Examples: - if this ==> then that - here <== there - this <==> that - A <- B - X -> Y - back <-> forth - long --> way - back <-- there Two or three minus signs are converted to an em dash--like that. An "x" between numbers, such as 1920x1080 or 3 x 4, will be converted to the times symbol. Negative numbers, such as -5 and minus signs between numbers such as 2 - 1, will have a minus sign instead of a hyphen. Degrees are reformatted to the degree symbol: - Cold, 37-degree F water. - A 45-degree angle. - A right angle's measure is 90 degrees. It doesn't reformat the word "degree" when not following digits: - Don't give me the third degree! - I have two degrees from MIT. "Smart quotes" are applied for double-quote marks based on position relative to whitespace: "a" b c a "b" c a b "c" a "b!" c a "b," c a "b". C a, "b" c a---"b"---c a ("b") c "error" ==> "correction" Inch or minute markers such as 3' 9" are not converted. Quotation marks in HTML attributes and in code blocks, e.g., `var x = "hello world"`, are not converted. Fenced Code Blocks ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Set off large blocks of code using equal-length strings of tilde `~` or back-tick ` characters. Each produces a different CSS class so that they can be styled differently. By default, tilde blocks have lines before and after them and are inset for use as code listings instead of large inline code blocks. Both styles receive syntax coloring and automatic programming language detection. You can override automatic programming language detection by putting the name of the language immediately following the first fence.
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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ void insertion_sort(int data[], int length) { for (int i = 0; i < length; ++i) { ... } } ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Alternative back-tick markup: ```````````````````````````````````` def insertionSort(data): for i in range(0, len(data)): j = i; while (j > 0) and (data[j] < data[j - 1]): temp = data[j] data[j] = data[j - 1] data[j] = temp --j ```````````````````````````````````` You can even have HTML in a code block: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Show this HTML as source, not code. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ LaTeX and other languages that use dollar signs work fine inside code fences: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ $ \int_0^1 x^2 dx $ $$$a = $$$e ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ...and of course, Markdeep inside Markdeep: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ - Do not - Format - this as a **list**! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Code listings may have captions: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ def insertionSort(data): for i in range(0, len(data)): j = i; while (j > 0) and (data[j] < data[j - 1]): temp = data[j] data[j] = data[j - 1] data[j] = temp --j ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Listing [sort]: An insertion sort] ### Less-than Signs in Code ### #### Summary #### If you have trouble with less-than signs right next to capitalized letters in code blocks, do _one_ of the following: - Put spaces after angle brackets: `std::vector< Capitalized >` - Use HTML entity escapes: `std::vector&ltCapitalized&gt` - Wrap code examples in `<script type="preformatted">...</script>` - Wrap your whole document in `<script type="preformatted">...</script>` You don't need to do this for legal HTML or XML in code blocks. #### Details #### Less-than and greater-than signs are allowed in code blocks (as well as anywhere else in Markdeep), and will be handled correctly if they are followed by a whitespace character. Likewise, legal HTML and XML are correctly processed as code when in code blocks. However, because browsers interpret "`<`" _immediately followed by_ a character as an HTML tag, less-than signs without a following space must be formatted more carefully in shell scripts and languages such as C++ and Java. If the character following the less-than sign is lower-case, for example in: "`std::vector<int>`", then no consideration is needed. If the character following less-than is a capital letter, then the browser will automatically make it lower case. If the following character is a slash, then the browser will interpret it as a stray tag and automatically remove it. If you care most about being able to read your document in a browser when the markdeep.js script is not available (due to no local copy and no Internet connection), then either use surrounding whitespace or use HTML entity codes to avoid incorrect processing of less-than signs. **Reformatted Examples:** ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ls < /dev/null ls&lt;/dev/null std::vector< Capitalized > array; std::vector&lt;Capitalized&gt; array; ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ If care more about not having to reformat your code examples, then just include them in preformatted `<script>` blocks: **Script Block Examples:** You can also include your entire document in a preformatted script block to avoid the need for marking up each code (and inline code) example. Diagrams -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Diagrams can be inserted alongside, as in this **************************** example, or between paragraphs of text as shown * .---------. * below. * | Server |<------. * * '----+----' | * The diagram parser leaves symbols used as labels * | | * unmodified, so characters like > and ( can appear * | DATA CYCLE | * inside of the diagram. In fact, any plain text * v | * may appear in the diagram. In addition to labels, * .-------. .----+----. * any un-beautified text will remain in place for * | Security| | File | * use as ASCII art. Thus, the diagram is rarely * | Policy +->| Manager | * distored by the beautification process. * '-------' '---------' * **************************** ************************************************************************************************* *.-------------------. ^ .---. * *| A Box |__.--.__ __.--> | | | * *| | '--' v | | * *'-------------------' | | * * Round *---(-. | * * .-----------------. .-------. .----------. .-------. | | | * * | Mixed Rounded | | | / Diagonals \ | | | | | | * * | & Square Corners | '--. .--' / \ |---+---| '-)-' .--------. * * '--+------------+-' .--. | '-------+--------' | | | | / Search / * * | | | | '---. | '-------' | '-+------' * * |<---------->| | | | v Interior | ^ * * ' <---' '----' .-----------. ---. .--- v | * * .------------------. Diag line | .-------. +---. \ / . | * * | if (a > b) +---. .--->| | | | | Curved line \ / / \ | * * | obj->fcn() | \ / | '-------' |<--' + / \ | * * '------------------' '--' '--+--------' .--. .--. | .-. +Done?+-' * * .---+-----. | ^ |\ | | /| .--+ | | \ / * * | | | Join | | Curved | \| |/ | | \ | \ / * * | | +----> | '-' Vertical '--' '--' '-- '--' + .---. * * '---+-----' | | | 3 | * * v not:line 'quotes' .-' '---' * * .---+--------. / A || B *bold* | ^ * * | Not a dot | <---+---<-- A dash--is not a line v | * * '---------+--' / Nor/is this. --- * ************************************************************************************************* [Figure [diagram]: Diagrams can also have captions] Code with line-like symbols is allowed in diagrams and is parsed correctly so long as you make it unambiguous: ********************************************** * .-------------------------+--+--------. * | --x; x->y |__| | * | 0 __proto__ __FILE__ <= | * | __ a | b --> foo | * | |__| y--; x || y a + b <--o--+ * |__|__|_______________________________| ********************************************** Here's a diagram on the left of some text: ************** _Song of Myself: 35_ * | | * * --+<---+-- * Would you hear of an old-time sea-fight?
* | ^ * Would you learn who won by the light of the moon and stars?
* v | * List to the yarn, as my grandmother's father the sailor told it to me. * --+--->+-- * * | | * Walt Whitman ************** If there is no leading text on the left except for whitespace, a diagram may omit the asterisks on the right side for convenience: **************************************** * .----. * | | * '----' .------------> * | * '------------- **************************************** Diagram Examples ================================================================================ Lines with Decorations -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ************************************************************************************************* * ________ o * * .--------------. * * *---+--. | | o o | ^ \ / | .----------. | * * | | '--* -+- | | v / \ / | | <------. | | * * | '-----> .---(---' --->*<--- / .+->*<--o----' | | | | | * * <--' ^ ^ | | | | | ^ \ | '--------' | | * * \/ *-----' o |<----->| '-----' |__| v '------------' | * * /\ *---------------' * ************************************************************************************************* Graph with Large Nodes -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ************************************************************************************************* * * * .---. .-. .-. .-. .-. * * | A +----->| 1 +<---->| 2 |<----+ 4 +------------------. | 8 | * * '---' '-' '+' '-' | '-' * * | ^ | ^ * * v | v | * * .-. .-+-. .-. .-+-. .-. .+. .---. * * | 3 +---->| B |<----->| 5 +---->| C +---->| 6 +---->| 7 |<---->| D | * * '-' '---' '-' '---' '-' '-' '---' * ************************************************************************************************* Graph with Small Nodes -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ************************************************************************************************* * A 1 2 4 8 * * *----->o<---->o<----o-----------. o * * ^ ^ | ^ * * | | | | * * v | v | * * o<--->*<---->o---->*---->o---->o<---->* * * 3 B 5 C 6 7 D * ************************************************************************************************* Flow Chart -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ************************************************************************************************* * . * * .---------. / \ * * | START | / \ .-+-------+-. ___________ * * '----+----' .-------. A / \ B | |COMPLEX| | / \ .-. * * | | END |<-----+CHOICE +----->| | | +--->+ PREPARATION +--->| X | * * v '-------' \ / | |PROCESS| | \___________/ '-' * * .---------. \ / '-+---+---+-' * * / INPUT / \ / * * '-----+---' ' * * | ^ * * v | * * .-----------. .-----+-----. .-. * * | PROCESS +---------------->| PROCESS |<------+ X | * * '-----------' '-----------' '-' * ************************************************************************************************* Line Ends -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ************************************************************************************************* * * * o--o *--o / / * o o o o o * * * * o o o o * * * * o o o o * * * * * * o--* *--* v v ^ ^ | | | | | | | | \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ / / / / / / / / * * o--> *--> * o / / o * v ' o * v ' o * v \ o * v \ o * v / o * v / * * o--- *--- * * ^ ^ ^ ^ . . . . ^ ^ ^ ^ \ \ \ \ ^ ^ ^ ^ / / / / * * | | * o \ \ * o | | | | | | | | \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ / / / / / / / / * * v v ^ ^ v v ^ ^ o * v ' o * v ' o * v \ o * v \ o * v / o * v / * * * o | | * o \ \ * * * * <--o <--* <--> <--- ---o ---* ---> ---- *<-- o<-- -->o -->* * * * ************************************************************************************************* Tests for some tough cases: ************************************************ * +-+ \ \ | / / * * + + \ v v v / * * +-+ \ .---------. / \ | / * * v| |v vvv * * +-+ --->| |<--- -->o<-- * * | | ^| |^ ^^^ * * +-+ / '---------' \ / | \ * * / ^ ^ ^ \ * * / / | \ \ * ************************************************ Trees -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ************************************************************************************************* * * * . . . .--- 1 .-- 1 / 1 * * / \ | | .---+ .-+ + * * / \ .---+---. .--+--. | '--- 2 | '-- 2 / \ 2 * * + + | | | | ---+ ---+ + * * / \ / \ .-+-. .-+-. .+. .+. | .--- 3 | .-- 3 \ / 3 * * / \ / \ | | | | | | | | '---+ '-+ + * * 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 '--- 4 '-- 4 \ 4 * * * ************************************************************************************************* Circuits -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ************************************************************************************************* * ____ * * * | |_____.---. | * * o _____| )----------)-------. * * / \ | '---' | __|__ * * /___\ | | \ / * * | '-------------. | \ / * * A ----------------' | | o * * .-------------------. o-----)-------' | * * | |___.---. | |___.---. * * B ---*---.__.---. ___| )--*--.__..---. ____) )----- Y * * __| o----*--' '---' ______)) )---' '---' * * C -------' '---' | | ''---' * * | o * * | / \ * * | /___\ * * | | * * '--------------' * ************************************************************************************************* Gantt Chart -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ************************************************************************************************* * ║ Preproduction┆ Alpha┆ RC1┆ * ═══════════╬══════════════╪════════════╪════════════════╪══ * Story ║ ▆▆▆▆▆▆▆▆ ┆ ▆┆▆▆▆ ┆ * Concept Art║ └▆▆▆▆▆▆┆▆▆▆┐ ┆ ┆ * Modeling ║ ┆ └▆▆▆▆▆▆▆▆┆▆▆▆▆▆▆▆ ┆ * Rigging ║ ┆ └▆▆▆┆▆▆▆▆▆▆▆▆▆▆▆▆ ┆ * Mechanics ║ ▆▆▆▆▆▆┆▆▆┐ ┆ ░░░░▆▆▆▆ ┆ * Engine Code║ ▆▆▆▆▆▆▆┐ │ ┆ └────────▆┆▆▆▆▆▆▆▆▆▆▆▆▆▆ ┆ * Game Code ║ └─┴▆┆▆▆▆▆▆▆▆▆▆▆▆▆┆▆▆▆▆ ░░░░ ▆ ┆ * ║ ┆ ┆ Freeze ┆ ************************************************************************************************* Big Shapes -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ************************************************************************************************* * * * .---------. . .-------. .-------. .---------. .-----. .----. * * \ / / \ \ \ | | | | / \ / \ * * \ / / \ \ \ | | | | / \ | | * * \ / / \ \ \ | | | | \ / | | * * \ / / \ \ \ | | | | \ / \ / * * ' '---------' '-------' '-------' '---------' '-----' '----' * * * ************************************************************************************************* Small Shapes -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ************************************************************************************************* * .---. __ .. * * .--. . .-----. \ / .---. .---. ___ ___ | | | ) * * / \ / \ \ / .-. . ' . | | .---. .---. | | / \ | | '--' '' * * \ / / \ \ / | | / \ / \ '---' / / \ \ | | \___/ |___| .. __ * * '--' '-----' ' '-' '---' /___\ '---' '---' '---' ( | |__| * * '' * ************************************************************************************************* Overlaps and Intersections -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ************************************************************************************************* * * * .-. .-. .-. .-. .-. .-. * * | | | | | | | | | | | | * * .---------. .--+---+--. .--+---+--. .--| |--. .--+ +--. .------|--. * * | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | * * '---------' '--+---+--' '--+---+--' '--| |--' '--+ +--' '--|------' * * | | | | | | | | | | | | * * '-' '-' '-' '-' '-' '-' * ************************************************************************************************* Big Grids -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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| * * / \___/ \___/ +---+---+---+---+---+ +---+---+---+---+ +---+ +---+ * * \___/ b \___/ \ | | | b | | | \ / \a/ \b/ \ / \ | +---+ | * * / a \___/ \___/ +---+---+---+---+---+ +---+---+---+---+ +---+ b +---+ * * \___/ \___/ \ | | a | | | | / \ / \ / \ / \ / | a +---+ | * * \___/ \___/ '---+---+---+---+---' '---+---+---+---' '---' '---' * * * ************************************************************************************************* Tiny Grids -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ************************************************************************************************* * ┌─┬─┬─┬─┬─┐ ▉▉ ▉▉ ▉▉ ⬢ ⬡ ⬡ ┌┬┬┬┬┬┬┬┬┐ ⁚⁚⁚⁚⁚⁚⁚⁚⁚⁚ ___________ +-+-+-+-+ * * ├─┼─┼─┼─┼─┤ ▉▉ ▉▉ ⬢ ⬢ ⬡ ⬡ ├┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┤ ⁚⁚⁚⁚⁚⁚⁚⁚⁚⁚ |__|__|__|__| +-+-+-+-+ * * ├─┼─┼─┼─┼─┤ ▉▉ ▉▉ ▉▉ ⬢ ⬢ ⬢ ⬡ ⬡ ├┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┤ ⁚⁚⁚⁚⁚⁚⁚⁚⁚⁚ |__|__|__|__| +-+-+-+-+ * * ├─┼─┼─┼─┼─┤ ▉▉ ▉▉ ⬡ ⬡ ⬡ ⬡ ├┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┤ ⁚⁚⁚⁚⁚⁚⁚⁚⁚⁚ |__|__|__|__| +-+-+-+-+ * * └─┴─┴─┴─┴─┘ ▉▉ ▉▉ ▉▉ ⬡ ⬡ ⬡ └┴┴┴┴┴┴┴┴┘ ⁚⁚⁚⁚⁚⁚⁚⁚⁚⁚ |__|__|__|__| +-+-+-+-+ * ************************************************************************************************* Dot Grids -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ************************************************************************************************* * * * o o o o o * * * * * * * o o * o o o * * * o o o · * · · · · · · * * o o o o o * * * * * o o o o * o o o o * * * * * o * * · * * · · · · · · * * o o o o o * * * * * o * o o o o o o o o * * * * * o o o o o · o · · o · · * * · * * o o o o o * * * * * o * o o o o o o o * * * * o * o o · · · · o · · * · * * o o o o o * * * * * * * * * o o o o * * * o * o · · · · · · · * * * * ************************************************************************************************* Unicode in Diagram -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ************************************************************************************************ * ↖ ↗ ✶ ✹ ✩ ⓵ ⎲ ░░▒▒▓▓▉▉ ▚▚ ▢ ▢ ⬚ ⬚ ⊕ * ▲ ◀━━━━━━━▶ ↙ ↘ ➊ ❶ ➀ ① ➕ ➖ ➗ ❌ ⎳ ╲ ╱ ▚▚ ▢ ▢ ⬚ ⬚ * * ┃ ╭╌╌╌╌╌╌╌╮ ╔═══════╗ ┏━━━━━━━┓ ┏╍╍╍╍╍╍╍┓ ╲ ╱ ░░▒▒▓▓▉▉ ▚▚ ⬣ ⬣ ⎔ ⎔ ⊗ * ┃ ╎ ╎ ║ ║ ┃ ┃ ╏ ╏ ⎛ ⎧ ⎡ ╳ ░░▒▒▓▓▉▉ ▚▚ ⬣ ⬣ ⎔ ⎔ ⊘ * ┃ ╎ ╎ ║ ║ ┃ ┃ ╏ ╏⋮ ⎜ ⎨ ⎢ ╱ ╲ ░░▒▒▓▓▉▉ ▚▚ ◯ ◯ ⏣ ⏣ ⊙ * ▼ ╰╌╌╌╌╌╌╌╯ ╚═══════╝ ┗━━━━━━━┛ ⋱ ┗╍╍╍╍╍╍╍┛⋮ ⎝ ⎩ ⎣╱ ╲ ░░▒▒▓▓▉▉ ▚▚ ◯ ◯ ⏣ ⏣ ⊛ * ⋱ ⋮ ◢▉▉◣ ⊜ * ∑xᵢ 𝚺xᵢ ∫t²dt ⋱ ⋮ ◥▉▉◤ ************************************************************************************************ Graphics Diagram ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ************************************************************************************************* * . * * 0 3 P * Eye / ^ / * * *-------* +y \ +) \ / Reflection * * 1 /| 2 /| ^ \ \ \ v * * *-------* | | v0 \ v3 --------*-------- * * | |4 | |7 | ◄╮ *----\-----* * * | *-----|-* ⤹ +-----> +x / v X \ .-.<-------- o * * |/ |/ / ⤴ / o \ | / | Refraction / \ * * *-------* v / \ +-' / \ * * 5 6 +z v1 *------------------* v2 | o-----o * * v * ************************************************************************************************* Annotated Table Diagram -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ********************************************** * ┏━━━━┳━━━━┳ ┳━━━━┓ * ┃ A₁ ┃ A₂ ┃ ⋯ ┃ Aⱼ ┃ <--- Basis * ┡━━━━╇━━━━╇ ╇━━━━┩ * │ 16 │ 4 │ ⋯ │ 9 │ * ⎧ ├────┼────┼ ┼────┤ * │ │ 1 │ -2 │ ⋯ │ 10 │ * Xᵢ ⎨ ├────┼────┼ ┼────┤ * │ │ 8 │ 52 │ ⋯ │ 0 │ * ⎩ ├────┼────┼ ┼────┤ * │ 14 │ 0 │ ⋯ │ -1 │ * └────┴────┴ ┴────┘ ********************************************** Icon Diagram -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ************************************************************************************************* * .-. .--------. * * .-+ | | | * * .--+ '--. |'--------'| * * | Server Cloud |<------------------>| Database | * * '-------------' | | * * ^ ^ '--------' * * Internet | | ^ * * .------------------------' '-------------. | * * | | v * * v v .------. .------. * * .--------. WiFi .--------. Bluetooth .-----. / # # /| / # # /| * * | |<------------->| |<---------->| | +------+/| LAN +------+/| * * |Windows | | OS X | | iOS | | +/|<--->| +/| * * +--------+ +--------+ | | |Ubuntu+/| |Ubuntu+/| * * /// ____ \\\ /// ____ \\\ | o | | +/ | +/ * * '------------' '------------' '-----' '------' '------' * * Laptop 1 Laptop 2 Tablet 1 Dedicated Server Rack * ************************************************************************************************* Styling Diagrams ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ You can use CSS to style all diagrams or individual diagrams. For example, the following has light lines on a dark background:
**************************************************** * .---. . .----o----. * * | | | | | | * * | | --. |.-- | | *----*<---+ * * | | .-.| | +--+ | |____| * * | | | | | | | | | | * * '---' '-'' ' ' ' o----o--->' * ****************************************************
Horizontal Rules ======================================================================== Following the CommonMark specification, any of these patterns can be used (and extended across a whole line, of course) to produce a horizontal rule: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ none ----- - - - _____ _ _ _ ***** * * * ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Example: ----- - - - _____ _ _ _ ***** * * * Embedded Math ======================== Markdeep automatically includes [MathJax](http://mathjax.org) if your document contains equations and you have an Internet connection. That means you get the **full power of LaTeX, TeX, MathML, and AsciiMath notation**. Just put math inside single or double dollar signs. $$ \Lo(X, \wo) = \Le(X, \wo) + \int_\Omega \Li(X, \wi) ~ f_X(\wi, \wo) ~ | \n \cdot \wi | ~ d\wi $$ You can also use LaTeX equation syntax directly to obtain numbered equations: \begin{equation} e^{i \pi} + 1 = 0 \end{equation} \begin{equation} \mathbf{A}^{-1}\vec{b} = \vec{x} \end{equation} If you don't have equations in your document, then Markdeep won't connect to the MathJax server. Either way, it runs MathJax after processing the rest of the document, so there is no delay. Markdeep is smart enough to distinguish non-math use of dollar signs, such as $2.00 and $4.00, US$5, and 3$. Inline math requires consistent spaces (or punctuation) either outside or inside of the LaTeX dollar signs to distinguish them from regular text usage. Thus, the following all work: - $x^2$ - $ x^2 $ - ($x^2$) - ($ x^2 $) - Variable $x^2$, - Variable $ x^2 $ - Two $x$ vars $y$ on the same line - Different spacing styles: $\theta_{x}$ vs. $ \theta_{y} $ Unless you've changed out the default MathJax processor, you can define your own LaTeX macros by executing `\newcommand` within dollar signs, just as you would in LaTeX. Markdeep provides a handful of commands defined this way by default because they're things that I frequently need: Code | Symbol -------------------|------------ `\O(n)` | $\O(n)$ `\mathbf{M}^\T` | $\mathbf{M}^\T$ `45\degrees` | $45\degrees$ `x \in \Real` | $x \in \Real$ `x \in \Integer` | $x \in \Integer$ `x \in \Boolean` | $x \in \Boolean$ `x \in \Complex` | $x \in \Complex$ `\n` | $\n$ `\w` | $\w$ `\wo` | $\wo$ `\wi` | $\wi$ `\wh` | $\wh$ `\Li` | $\Li$ `\Lo` | $\Lo$ `\Lr` | $\Lr$ `\Le` | $\Le$ `10\un{m/s^2}` | $10\un{m/s^2}$ # ATX Headers In addition to the underlined headers, you can also use ATX-style headers, with multiple # signs: ## H2 ### H3 #### H4 ##### H5 ###### H6 Although: do you really need six levels of subsection nesting?! You can also create unnumbered sections that will not appear in the table of contents using parentheses around the pound signs: (##) Unnumbered H2 Multiple Columns ========================================================================
You can use the CSS [columns](https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/CSS/CSS_Columns/Using_multi-column_layouts) style to make an HTML multicolumn block. Then, just use regular Markdeep within it and the browser will automatically apply your multicolumn layout. Browsers are even smart enough to break the columns correctly when printing to PDF or to a printer. However, for a long document, multiple columns don't work well when displayed on screen. That's because there are no discrete "pages" on screen to break columns. So, the browser will make each column as long as the entire document, which is probably not what you want. So, multi-column only works well if you know that you have very short sections (as in this example), or if you were planning on printing to separate pages when done.
Custom Formatting ========================================================================= Manual ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Markdeep uses CSS for styling. That means you can embed a style sheet to override anything thatn you don't like about the built-in styling. For example, if you don't want section numbering, just use: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Markdeep uses Markdown's syntax, even where I disagree with the choices. But you aren't stuck with that. Do you wish that Markdown had specified single-asterisk for `*bold*`? You can have that: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ <style>em.asterisk { font-style: normal; font-weight: bold; }</style> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Each of the list bullets (`+`, `-`, `*`) has its own CSS class. You can use this, for example, to make `+` entries bold and `-` ones use a circle: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ <style> li.plus { font-weight: bold; } li.minus { list-style-type: circle;} </style> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Style Sheets ------------------------------------------------------------------------ ### Latex Article To match the default Latex article formatting, insert the following anywhere in your document:
<link rel="stylesheet" href="https://casual-effects.com/markdeep/latest/latex.css?">
### Dark For an aggressively-stylized document with a black background, insert the following anywhere in your document:
<link rel="stylesheet" href="https://casual-effects.com/markdeep/latest/dark.css?">
### Presentation Slides To create presentation slides as a PDF, insert the following into your document, using first-level headers for sections and second-level headers for slides:
<link rel="stylesheet" href="https://casual-effects.com/markdeep/latest/slides.css?">
Then, print the document to PDF. Paragraph Numbering -------------------------------------------------- Academic article or book proofs often have line numbers so that reviewers and editors can refer to specific passages. This doesn't make sense for a document in a browser because line breaks change based on the reader's screen size. You can add _paragraph_ numbers to your Markdeep document by including the following HTML at the bottom of your document. You can remove the ` ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Localization =================================================== There are two ways to localize the keywords such as Table, Diagram, Monday, etc., from English to your favorite language. The first is to put a meta tag with a [`lang`](http://www.iana.org/assignments/language-subtag-registry/language-subtag-registry) attribute in the document, such as <`meta lang="ru" charset="utf-8"`>. If your favorite language isn't supported by Markdeep, just e-mail me a Javascript snippet with the appropriate translations and I'll add it (see the source code for examples). The second method is to manually set the `markdeepOptions.lang` field before you include the script in your document. Unicode (in UTF-8 encoding) =================================================== To support Unicode input, you must add <`meta charset="utf-8"`> to the *top* of your document (in the first 512 bytes). - Asian characters 林花謝了春紅 太匆匆, 無奈朝來寒雨 晚來風 胭脂淚 留人醉 幾時重, 自是人生長恨 水長東 - Asian punctuation: 、。!,: - Matching pairs «»‹›“”‘’〖〗【】「」『』〈〉《》〔〕 - Greek ΑΒΓΔ ΕΖΗΘ ΙΚΛΜ ΝΞΟΠ ΡΣΤΥ ΦΧΨΩ αβγδ εζηθ ικλμ νξοπ ρςτυ φχψω - Currency ¤ $ ¢ € ₠ £ ¥ - Common symbols © ® ™ ² ³ § ¶ † ‡ ※ - Bullets •◦ ‣ ✓ ●■◆ ○□◇ ★☆ ♠♣♥♦ ♤♧♡♢ - Phonetic ᴁ ᴂ ᴈ - Music ♩♪♫♬♭♮♯ - Punctuation “” ‘’ ¿¡ ¶§ª - ‐ ‑ ‒ – — ― … - Accents àáâãäåæç èéêë ìíîï ðñòóôõö øùúûüýþÿ ÀÁÂÃÄÅ Ç ÈÉÊË ÌÍÎÏ ÐÑ ÒÓÔÕÖ ØÙÚÛÜÝÞß - Math ° ⌈⌉ ⌊⌋ ∏ ∑ ∫ ×÷ ⊕ ⊖ ⊗ ⊘ ⊙ ⊚ ⊛ ∙ ∘ ′ ″ ‴ ∼ ∂ √ ≔ × ⁱ ⁰ ¹ ² ³ ₀ ₁ ₂ π ∞ ± ∎ - Logic & Set Theory ∀¬∧∨∃⊦∵∴∅∈∉⊂⊃⊆⊇⊄⋂⋃ - Relations ≠≤≥≮≯≫≪≈≡ - Sets ℕℤℚℝℂ - Arrows ←→↑↓ ↔ ↖↗↙↘ ⇐⇒⇑⇓ ⇔⇗ ⇦⇨⇧⇩ ↞↠↟↡ ↺↻ ☞☜☝☟ - Computing ⌘ ⌥ ‸ ⇧ ⌤ ↑ ↓ → ← ⇞ ⇟ ↖ ↘ ⌫ ⌦ ⎋⏏ ↶↷ ◀▶▲▼ ◁▷△▽ ⇄ ⇤⇥ ↹ ↵↩⏎ ⌧ ⌨ ␣ ⌶ ⎗⎘⎙⎚ ⌚⌛ ✂✄ ✉✍ - Digits ➀➁➂➃➄➅➆➇➈➉ - Religious and cultural symbols ✝✚✡☥⎈☭☪☮☺☹☯☰☱☲☳☴☵☶☷ - Dingbats ❦☠☢☣☤♲♳⌬♨♿ ☉☼☾☽ ♀♂ ♔♕♖ ♗♘♙ ♚♛ ♜♝♞♟ Gravizo Support =================================================== Markdeep diagrams have no dependency on third parties or the network (you can store the `markdeep.min.js` file locally on your machine!) and look the same in your document as on screen in the final document. If you need the full power of DOT/GraphViz automated layout graphs and can accept a network and third party dependency, you can embed [Gravizo](http://g.gravizo.com/) within a Markdeep document using either direct Markdeep image syntax or an embedded HTML `img` tag: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ![](http://g.gravizo.com/g?digraph G { A -> B -> C; A -> C; }) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ![](http://g.gravizo.com/g?digraph G { A -> B -> C; A -> C; }) Markdeep also allows captions on Gravizo graphs and newlines within the URL itself: ![Figure [graph]: A more complex graph example](http://g.gravizo.com/g? digraph G { main -> parse -> execute; main -> init; main -> cleanup; execute -> make_string; execute -> printf init -> make_string; main -> printf; execute -> compare; }) Including/Inserting Other Documents =================================================== Markdeep currently contains experimental (i.e., beta, may-not-be-supported-in-the-future) support for including one document within another. This is convenient for bibliographies, boilerplate footers and headers, and styling. The syntax is:
`(insert otherdocument.md.html here)`
The inserted document must be a standalone Markdeep document, including the Markdeep line. It can have any file extension, although `.html` is recommended and there **must** be a period in the filename to disambiguate it versus arbitrary TODO-style notes. The included document will be inserted inline, meaning that footnotes, figure numbering, and other kinds of references will flow correctly. Recursive inclusion is allowed. All paths in an included document are relative to the original document. That's undesirable, and a future release may be able to make those paths absolute. Here is an example of embedding `example.md.html` into `features.md.html`: (insert example.md.html here) Differences from Other Markdown =================================================== Features --------------------------------------------------- There are many, inconsistent markdown variants. Markdeep intentionally differs from a few of them in specific ways: - Code blocks require fences; no indent-only code blocks. I think that allowing indentation to indicate code blocks was a poor choice in the original markdown specification because code vs. blockquote is ambiguous in plain text and it makes list detection harder. - No bold/italic/strikethrough inside of words without spaces because they could form an equation or technical term. Just use HTML tags. - Setext headers require at least three minus or equals characters to distinguish from multiline equations - Whitespace required between `#` and the section name for ATX headers (disambiguates "#1" from a header; required by CommonMark) - Markdeep's table reference syntax differs from MultiMarkdown's in order to provide a consistent formatting syntax across sections, figures, and tables...and one for which the source text is more readable. - Blockquotes must be two lines long (use explicit HTML if you really need a single-line blockquote) or contain quotation marks to disambiguate them from lines where a greater-than sign just wrapped around. - Escaped characters such as `\*` and `\_` are not needed, since Markdeep heuristics for determining when those characters are part of text and not formatting. Temporary Limitations --------------------------------------------------- Future releases likely will address these known bugs, limitations, and "missing features": - Listings have a maximum caption length of three lines. - Tables and diagrams in lists create a new list - No support for numbered lists that start with a value other than 1. - Paragraphs not allowed in lists - No dashed lines in diagrams using ASCII characters. Because there's no plain-text floating-dot character, different ASCII diagram styles use different, ambiguous conventions. You can use Unicode characters as a workaround until I introduce a native style. Permanent Limitations --------------------------------------------------- Due to the special protection from formatting that Markdeep affords `
` and `` tags
that appear in the document, you cannot nest a code tag inside of another code tag, and
likewise for pre tags.  Fortunately, it is pretty hard to imagine a case where you would want
nested code tags.