Whether you’re really passionate about RPC, MQTT, Matrix or wayland, tell us more about the protocols or open standards you have strong opinions on!

  • Southern WolfA
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    123 months ago

    Markdown really should have more widespread support than it does. It’s just the right mix between plain text and an office document, I took my college notes with it in fact cause of how fast it was to format stuff. But as far as I know, there’s no default program on any of the (major) OS’s or Distros for viewing it.

    Maybe it’s just due to a lack of standards for formatting or something, but regardless I do wish it was used and supported more.

    • @vrighter@discuss.tchncs.de
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      43 months ago

      markdown is standardized? I haven’t found two parsers that parse the same file the same for any but the most trivial documents

      • Southern WolfA
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        43 months ago

        That’s what I mean by a lack of a standard for markdown. There needs to be at least a core standards for stuff (like bolding and italics), that is universal across stuff. Then if a program wants to add onto it, that’s fine. But just the core parts being standardized would help a lot.

        • Norah - She/They
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          53 months ago

          There are some pseudo-standards for it. Github-flavoured markdown is probably the biggest of them. Then you get things like Obsidian-flavoured markdown that is based off of Github’s.