Is there already a markdown to XML parser implemented in Mathematica? I wrote a one for my pelican rewrite, but realized I should have asked here first. Mine is almost certainly faulty in a few major ways (I just don't know them yet) and would much rather use some one else's if it exists.

  • $\begingroup$ I do not think Mathematica has a ton of support for Markdown in any capacity. Maybe someone knows something I do not though. $\endgroup$ – ktm Aug 28 '17 at 2:21
  • $\begingroup$ @user6014 I'm pretty sure there's no native implementation for anything. It would be nice, but also something of a blow given the amount of time I've sunk implementing this kind of thing. I was more wondering if the community had some gold-standard markdown parser. $\endgroup$ – b3m2a1 Aug 28 '17 at 2:48
  • $\begingroup$ Most of the discussions I have seen on MSE are about the other direction: from Mathematica to Markdown. You might find some useful ideas in this answer of "CSS Selectors for Symbolic XML". $\endgroup$ – Anton Antonov Aug 28 '17 at 13:21
  • $\begingroup$ @AntonAntonov the issue is less doing it myself as I've already done that. I more wanted to know if someone else has done it better. But that answer on CSS selectors is very useful. I will need to remember that one. $\endgroup$ – b3m2a1 Aug 28 '17 at 15:20
  • $\begingroup$ If you really need this (for using, not self-education), I would write a wrapper for some established library. Or why not just use the XHTML produced by the original application: daringfireball.net/projects/markdown $\endgroup$ – masterxilo Sep 4 '17 at 16:17

To get the ball rolling, here's my incomplete parser.

And here's a minimal markdown sample.

This is what my markdown parser makes of it, used like so:

  "StripMetaInformation" -> False
 Permissions -> "Public"


(Note that it will strip that meta-information header block by default, hence the "StripMetaInformation"->False)

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  • $\begingroup$ Does not seem to work anymore. $\endgroup$ – Anton Antonov Jan 9 at 14:26

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