Markdent - An event-based Markdown parser toolkit
my $parser = Markdent::Simple::Document->new;
my $html = $parser->markdown_to_html(
title => 'My Document',
markdown => $markdown,
This distribution provides a toolkit for parsing Markdown (and Markdown variants, aka dialects). Unlike the other Markdown Perl tools, this module can be used for more than just generating HTML. The core parser generates events (like XML's SAX), making it easy to analyze a Markdown document in any number of ways.
If you're only interested in converting Markdown to HTML, you can use the Markdent::Simple::Document class to do this, although you can just as well use better battle-tested tools like Text::Markdown.
See Markdent::Manual for more details on how Markdent works and how you can use it.
If you just want to do some quick Markdown to HTML conversion use either the Markdent::Simple::Document or Markdent::Simple::Fragment class.
This distribution also ships with a command line tool called markdent-html. See that tool's documentation for details on how to use it.
If you want to create a Markdown processing pipeline, start by looking at the various handler classes:
You will probably also want to write your own handler class as part of the pipeline. This will need to implement the Markdent::Role::Handler role.
To do that you'll need to review the many Markdent::Event::* classes. Each event represents something seen by the parse, such as a piece of the start or end of a piece of block (paragraph, header) or span markup (strong, link) or some text.
The start of a pipeline will generally be either the Markdent::Parser or Markdent::CapturedEvents class.
You may also want to implement a custom dialect to add some additional features to the parser. Your parser classes will need to consume either the Markdent::Role::Dialect::BlockParser or the Markdent::Role::Dialect::SpanParser role. The best way to understand how a dialect is implemented is to look at one of the existing dialect classes:
You'll also need to dig into the core Markdent::Parser::BlockParser and Markdent::Parser::SpanParser classes in order to see how these dialects interact with the core parser.
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This software is copyright (c) 2021 by Dave Rolsky.
This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.
The full text of the license can be found in the LICENSE file included with this distribution.
To install Markdent, copy and paste the appropriate command in to your terminal.
perl -MCPAN -e shell
For more information on module installation, please visit the detailed CPAN module installation guide.