This looks like a much more expressive language. I may have to use it instead. It has ways to markup tables and nested lists, which I really like. And it supports footnotes and some other nice markups like superscript and subscript. I think this outweighs some of the other things that I like about Markdown better. Stay tuned.
I’ve changed the software the formats the pages to use Markdown instead of my home grown system. Markdown is a quasi-standard simplified markup language that allows for very nice web pages to be written with no HTML coding required. The goal of markdown is to use the formatting of the text itself define how a page should be formatted in HTML.
For instance, to get a bulleted list, I just start each line with a ‘*’ and the right thing happens in the page:
This is very similar to what I already supported before (for reference, take a look at the [[Vanila Markup Language]]). There are a few differences, but I don’t have to maintain this stuff anymore.