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Felipe Gasper
November 15, 2021 22:31
reStructuredText WAS Re: Pre-RFC: markdown in pod
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> On Nov 15, 2021, at 14:58, Nicholas Clark <> wrote:
> And I guess there's also the elephant in the room - even CommonMark is no
> good as-is, because *all* markdown permits you to inline HTML, which makes
> sense for it. We need to specify "Markdown, but without inline HTML", else
> how do we target perldoc?

Another way to say this is: Markdown *targets* HTML, more or less by design. It doesn’t really intend to render to plain text—at least, a while back when I looked for a Markdown-to-text renderer I came up empty.

A bit earlier in this thread I mentioned reStructuredText. From what I can see, this format is basically “like Markdown but renders to text”. What if Perl went this route instead?

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