[Standards] Markdown in XMPP IM

Ashley Ward ashley.ward at surevine.com
Wed Jan 6 18:14:11 UTC 2016


> On 6 Jan 2016, at 18:04, Travis Burtrum <travis at burtrum.org> wrote:
> 
> On 01/06/2016 12:53 PM, Ashley Ward wrote:
>> <content-type xmlns=“xmpp:contenttype:0”>text/x-markdown</content-type>
> 
> Except markdown means nothing, there is no standard, and no common
> implementation.
> 
> I love markdown, but just because your markdown converts with your tool
> to a format you want, doesn't mean anyone else can get that same output
> with any other tool.
> 
> I'd think to standardize this as a XEP you'd want to specify a specific
> markdown standard, the only one I know of being CommonMark.

I’m thinking that the extension has nothing specific to markdown. It could equally be ‘text/x-yaml’ or ‘text/plain’ or ‘text/x-my-cool-markdown’, and I’m thinking it should only be considered a hint and handled on a best-effort basis anyway.

Cheers,

—
Ash
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