[Standards] Markdown in XMPP IM

Steven Lloyd Watkin lloyd at evilprofessor.co.uk
Tue Jan 5 16:27:02 UTC 2016

I'd say go with the XEP-0071 structure with a <markdown/> element and an
appropriate namespace (is there a common one? Google turns up nothing).
This leaves the standard <body/> element to contain your plain text. As to
experience, none I'm afraid :)


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On 5 January 2016 at 15:49, Peter Waher <peterwaher at hotmail.com> wrote:

> Hello
> Does anyone have experience in using markdown in XMPP IM chat applications?
> More and more applications use markdown as a simple way to format text
> messages on the fly, and I'm considering using markdown in XMPP IM chat as
> well. But instead of sending markdown as simple text in a normal message, I
> would like to mark it as such and provide an unformatted text version (with
> any markdown formats removed) as well, much like how HTML-IM works.
> Best regards,
> Peter Waher
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