Guidance on Markdown: Design Philosophies, Stability Strategies, and Select Registrations
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From: The IESG <email@example.com> To: IETF-Announce <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: The IESG <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, <firstname.lastname@example.org>, <email@example.com>, <firstname.lastname@example.org>, <email@example.com> Subject: Document Action: 'Guidance on Markdown: Design Philosophies, Stability Strategies, and Select Registrations' to Informational RFC (draft-ietf-appsawg-text-markdown-use-cases-07.txt) The IESG has approved the following document: - 'Guidance on Markdown: Design Philosophies, Stability Strategies, and Select Registrations' (draft-ietf-appsawg-text-markdown-use-cases-07.txt) as Informational RFC This document is the product of the ART Area General Applications Working Group. The IESG contact persons are Ben Campbell, Barry Leiba and Alissa Cooper. A URL of this Internet Draft is: https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-ietf-appsawg-text-markdown-use-cases/
Technical Summary This document elaborates upon the text/markdown media type for use with Markdown, a family of plain text formatting syntaxes that optionally can be converted to formal markup languages such as HTML. Background information, local storage strategies, and additional syntax registrations are supplied. The WG is requesting Informational status for this document. The main work of specifying Markdown syntax variants is done outside of the IETF. This document, which was split off from draft-ietf-appsawg-text-markdown, consists mainly of brief descriptions and references for several Markdown variants, and presents IANA registrations for them. Review and Consensus This document was spun off from the above-named draft to try to keep the other one shorter. They each received the same amount of attention and criticism. The author asserts that he and others have already begun to use the media type in prototype form within open source and commercial products. Personnel Murray Kucherawy is the document shepherd. Barry Leiba is the responsible Area Director.