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  1. Moodle
  2. MDL-11104

Missing explanation of Markdown syntax

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    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: 1.8, 1.9
    • Fix Version/s: 1.8.3, 1.9
    • Component/s: HTML Editor (TinyMCE)
    • Labels:
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    • Environment:
      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      is not helpful and outdated.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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            • Assignee:
              howardsmiller Howard Miller
              Reporter:
              ax5 Peter Sinn
              Tester:
              Nobody
              Participants:
              Component watchers:
              Andrew Nicols, Jun Pataleta, Michael Hawkins, Shamim Rezaie, Simey Lameze
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              • Created:
                Updated:
                Resolved:
                Fix Release Date:
                11/Oct/07