Markdent::Dialect::Standard - Markdown as defined by John Gruber
use Markdent::Parser; my $parser = Markdent::Parser->new( handler => ... );
The "Standard" dialect is plain Markdown as defined by John Gruber (http://daringfireball.net/projects/markdown/) and as implemented by Dingus (http://daringfireball.net/projects/markdown/dingus).
This is the default dialect, so you do not need to ask for it explicitly.
The Standard dialect as implemented by Markdent differs from Dingus in a few ways:
HTML attribute quote delimiters are not preserved, so a single quote may be converted into a double quote.
Whitespace on an empty line in a code block is preserved by Markdent, but not by Dingus.
Markdent will not generate bad HTML from Markdown markup. Markdent does not allow unbalanced markup events to propagate, and will turn unbalanced events into plain text.
Here is an example:
*em **strong* wtf**
Dingus turns this into:
<p><em>em <strong>strong</em> wtf</strong></p>
Markdent's HTML output for the same:
<p><em>em **strong</em> wtf**</p>
Note that with inline HTML, Markdent echoes it more or less as-is, so you can still produce bad HTML with Markdent.
See Markdent for bug reporting details.
Dave Rolsky, <email@example.com>
Copyright 2009-2012 Dave Rolsky, All Rights Reserved.
This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.