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  1. Moodle
  2. MDL-11104

Missing explanation of Markdown syntax

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    • Bug
    • Status: Closed
    • Major
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • 1.8, 1.9
    • 1.8.3, 1.9
    • HTML Editor (TinyMCE)
    • None
    • any

    Description

      The help text with the description of the Markdown syntax is quite incomplete. This concerns these pages:

      http://moodle.org/help.php?file=markdown.html
      http://moodle.org/help.php?file=advanced_markdown.html

      Features such as tables, definition lists or footnotes are not described at all.
      Also, the link

      http://daringfireball.net/projects/markdown/ (1)

      is not helpful and outdated. In fact, Moodle uses "PHP Markdown Extra"
      (see markdown.php), and its syntax is fully documented here:

      http://www.michelf.com/projects/php-markdown/extra/ (2)

      Therefore, the link (1) should be replaced by (2). Also, the software (file markdown.php)
      is not the latest version in Moodle 1.71. It should be updated.

      Peter Sinn
      University of Heidelberg, Germany

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            howardsmiller Howard Miller
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            David Woloszyn, Huong Nguyen, Jake Dallimore, Meirza, Michael Hawkins, Raquel Ortega, Safat Shahin, Stevani Andolo
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              Updated:
              Resolved:
              11/Oct/07