(2012-10-25) Future Of Markdown
Jeff Atwood seeks a fixing of Mark Down. The so-called "spec" is anything but, and there are dozens of different flavors of Markdown out there, all with differences in the way they behave. While they are broadly compatible, Stack Overflow and GitHub have both tweaked Markdown in ways that can trip you up if you're familiar with one but not the other; compare GitHub Flavor with Stack Overflow Flavor. John Mac Farlane has documented specific issues. Jeff himself had tweaked the implementation at Stack Overflow before they left beta because of user confusion.
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