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Is it possible to perform "tabs" in Multimarkdown?

Is there a way to realize tabs in Multimarkdown syntax?

My Goal is something like:

  • Item:-----------tab------->Value
  • An other item:---tab--->Value
  • And one item more:--->Value

I could realize that by a table, but this would be an overhead. I'd love it to stay a list.

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How do you create & link to a named anchor in Multimarkdown

I have come across a number of mentions of MultiMarkdown's support for internal links / named anchors but am unable to find a single example of how to actually do it.

So, what it the syntax for denoting the named anchor, and is the syntax for linking to it the same as linking to any other URLs (only using #foo instead of http://....)?

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How do I add footnotes to GitHub flavoured Markdown?

I am just trying to add footnotes in my GitHub Gist, but it doesn't work:

Some long sentence. [^footnote]

[^footnote]: Test, [Link](https://google.com).

I am following this guide and I don't think I'm doing anything wrong. Can someone point out my mistake?

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Multimarkdown in GitHub's Atom editor - made a start, want to make more progress

To extend the basic Markdown support in Atom, I've converted the TextMate Multimarkdown bundle (unescaping one hash sign - see the process on this Atom discussion). The (converted) TextMate bundle files are now in my Atom config folder.

Markdown syntax now highlights okay (and differently from the built-in GitHub Markdown) when I choose 'Multimarkdown' from the syntax list. The table sytnax appears to pick out table heads, but there's no preview and no support for definition lists.

Can someone point me to the file(s) in Atom I'd need to work on to get:

  1. a preview pane?
  2. syntax highlighting for definition lists?

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Replacing double backslash and brackets in Python

I am trying to write a script that could convert things like \\[ or \\] to $$ in order to convert a MultiMarkdown document to Pandoc markdown document that could display equations in HTML. I am using Python to find all instances of these characters using


However I run into the following error:

unexpected end of regular expression:line 15:matchstring=re.compile(r'\\[')
File "/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/re.py", line 190:
return _compile(pattern, flags)
File "/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/re.py", line 245:
raise error, v # invalid expression

most likely because of the last [ I have in there. Does anyone know a way to get around this?

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Multimarkdown to custom HTML Template

How do I use MultiMarkdown 4 to take my markdown document and create a full custom HTML document.

As just using multimarkdown file.md > file.html would create the body of the HTML document I could just copy and paste this result into my HTML template, but if I want further control over it, such as ensuring the correct syntax for my code blocks to use prism.js syntax highlighter and other similar things how can this be achieved? The closest I have come is some information on using XSLT, however I can't find any documentation in using this with multimarkdown output.

If someone could point me in the right direction it would be a great help.


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How to style an individual list in markdown for HTML output

I'm trying to style an individual list in an Markdown document which will get converted into HTML. I cannot style the li tag via CSS, because than all lists are styled and I cannot use a div around the special list, because then multimarkdown will not convert the Markdown inside the div. So I tried span instead.

Here the sample Markdown document:

A normal list:

* List-item-one
* List-item-two

The special-styled list:

<span class="linelist">

* List-item-alpha
* List-item-beta


I convert this via multimarkdown to HTML. The relevant section showing the special list looks like this:

<p><span class="linelist"></p>



So far so good, but when I use a CSS with the following linelist class

.linelist {
    display: inline;
    color: red;

the special list is in the browser still rendered without colour or inline attribute.

How can I apply or "inject" the linelist class to the list items without adding the class to the ul or li tag (because Markdown generates the list).

Update: The markdown converter which gets used is a variant of the Discount library. Would be nice if there is a pure CSS solution independent of the converter.

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Creating a cover page with MultiMarkdown

I'm playing around with Markdown and Marked for writing documentation for university projects, but need to be able to print these documents with a cover page.

I'm wondering if there's any options out there for generating HTML or PDF from MultiMarkdown that takes the meta information (title, author, date, etc.) and includes it as a cover page. HTML would be ideal as I could then provide whatever styling I needed myself.

Is something like this possible or am I using the wrong tool for the job? Suggestions for any other super lightweight markup languages for writing academic documents would be great as well. Anything where I can style the output with simple CSS is preferred!

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Multimarkdown well configured header data

Hi I'm trying to get the top of my multimarkdown file to look like:

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Frameset//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-frameset.dtd"> 
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
    <head><title>Test of markdown</title>
        <meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8" />
        <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" rel='nofollow' href="../main.css" />

I know how to add the following metatags:

Title: Test of markdown
CSS: ../main.css
Quotes language: english

which gives me :

<!DOCTYPE html>
        <meta charset="utf-8"/>
        <title>Test of markdown</title>
        <link type="text/css" rel="stylesheet" rel='nofollow' href="../main.css"/>

But I'm not sure how to add the rest. Would appreciate any help. Thanks

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how to create a sql comment in multimarkdown?

It appears that multimarkdown has a feature which converts two consecutive hyphens -- into an emdash .

For example, in the Byword editor, when you type those two hyphens it automatically converts to an emdash.

This is fine, and very useful for those writing longform text. However, it gets in the way when trying to document a SQL statement which includes a comment.

Is there a way to escape this behavior so that it shows up correctly within a fenced code block?

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Can I use custom css / jquery plugins / html in my markdown file

I am trying markdown for creating notes and I feel limited in terms to style my notes and making it rich in style. for e.g. I would like to add warning/info style blocks using bootstrap css. How can I achieve this? I tried to add html in my markdown file as below:

<html lang="en">
    <meta charset="UTF-8">
    <link rel="stylesheet" rel='nofollow' href="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/twitter-bootstrap/3.3.1/js/bootstrap.min.js">
#Class 1

<button type="submit" class="btn btn-info">Submit</button>

But this doesn't seem to work. I am looking to do the following in my markdown file:

  1. Add bootstrap style warning/comments/suggestion blocks
  2. Placing images in a jQuery slider
  3. Placing a youtube or vimeo video in my markdown with features to control the playback controls
  4. Placing a soundcloud audio clip using a jQuery plugin
  5. Placing two or more images side by side with tooltip text

Please suggest if markdown can handle the above. I looked for Markdown,MultiMarkdown, Jekyll, but unable to find the answer to my questions. How markdown works? Can I mix html and markdown together?

Update: Tried multimarkdown syntax to include the css but that doesn't seem to work. Below is what I tried

CSS: https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/twitter-bootstrap/3.3.1/js/bootstrap.min.js

<style type="text/css"> 
 @import url("https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/twitter-bootstrap/3.3.1/js/bootstrap.min.js");
<button type="submit" class="btn btn-default">Submit</button>

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How to handle special characters in markdown?

I am just discovering Markdown and MultiMarkdown and I am loving it so far. However, special characters are not properly escaped when exporting to HTML and come out as garbage in the browser.


How does Markdown handle special characters?

For example, German is full of ä, ö, ü and ß.

is converted to

<h1 id="howdoesmarkdownhandlespecialcharacters">How does Markdown handle special characters?</h1>

<p>For example, German is full of ä, ö, ü and ß.</p>

Since I have to write in German a lot, entering the escape sequences by hand is not an option. How can I get HTML output with properly escaped special characters?

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sublime text 2 build system for multimarkdown under windows 7

To process a .md file in multimarkdown, I've written a build system file:

"working_dir" : "${file_path}",
"cmd": ["C:\\Program Files\\MultiMarkdown\\multimarkdown.exe", "-b", "$file"],
"cmd": "${file/\\.md/\\.html/}"

While the .html file opens in my browser correctly (if it exists), MultiMarkdown isn't called - since the .html file isn't generated by CTRL+B/F7.

However, in cmd this works:

multimarkdown -b test.md 

I guess my PATH variable is fine, but Sublime can't access multimarkdown.

I've tried this as well:

"cmd": ["multimarkdown", "-b", "$file"],


"cmd": ["multimarkdown -b", "$file"],

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Is there any Markdown syntax parser for JavaScript with table?

I am looking for a Markdown syntax JavaScript parser with the table feature. It seems that I cant find one so I am having the hassle of implementing this feature into existing code, but I am not being able to do so. Does anyone know a JavaScript library that parses MULTIMARKDOWN or at least a not so difficult way to implement the table feature?

By table feature I mean a syntax to be transformed in an HTML table, for example:

|= header1 |= hader2
| cell 1 | cell 2

would become


So far I have even tried mixing a Wiki parser with Markdown parser with no success.

EDIT: I need it to run on the browser not for node.js

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Retrieving variables (document metadata) from a MultiMarkdown document with PHP

How can I retrieve MultiMarkdown document metadata (as defined here) using php? I was rather surprised that I couldn't find a MultiMarkdown php parser, PHP Markdown Extra doesn't do MultiMarkdown.

I'm afraid that the scripts that MultiMarkdown's comes packaged with have all the answers for somebody that would know how to define/use a custom XSLT, but sadly that's not my case.

MultiMarkdown Document Metadata goes like this:

Title: A New MultiMarkdown Document
Author: Fletcher T. Penney
John Doe
Date: July 25, 2005

I would like to use my own properties and control where they will be displayed in the output. By default, mmd2XHTML outputs the above (pre-defined) variables in tags, but I need to display them somewhere in the HTML body.


Source: (StackOverflow)