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In reply to: A simple mess

This is also something people keep getting wrong about Markdown as originally presented. Markdown isn’t a format. It’s a convenience tool that helps you write some of the boringest and commonest parts of HTML easier, and you can easily drop into more wonky HTML at any time.

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Markdown isn’t supposed to be a markup language unto itself. It is an intermediary format that usually targets HTML as it’s final form.