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An easy, lightweight markup language and tool for converting text to HTML. The main idea of creating Markdown was to have a readable text that is not obviously tagged. The tool’s features can be extended (e.g., adding tables or lists) via other similar markup languages.

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First released March 19, 2004
Developed by John Gruber and Aaron Swarz
Latest stable version Markdown 3
Open-source Yes

Interesting facts

Some people consider Markdown to be abandonware, meaning that the author of the product does not provide any support for it.


Development by Synergize.digital

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