[MlMt] Markdown compose setting

Gustavo Daniel Villarreal irongus at gmail.com
Thu May 16 11:40:08 EDT 2013

I see and I understand the complexity… Is there a keyboard shortcut I 
could use to set Markdown? At least I can save a mouse move.

On a related note, I think I opened a case for this, the Markdown parser 
should not take a '--' symbol as a horizontal line, as it currently 
does, it has to be at least 3 '-' characters, as per the markdown 

Thank you.

On 16 May 2013, at 7:22, Benny Kjær Nielsen wrote:

> On 15 May 2013, at 23:16, Gustavo Daniel Villarreal wrote:
>> What is the mechanism that decides the setting for Markdown/No 
>> markdown on a reply/forward message? New messages always have 
>> Markdown. I'm finding that I'm constantly having to choose Markdown, 
>> as I write mostly markdown messages. Could there be a setting to make 
>> this always Markdown or more clearly show when markdown is 
>> automatically selected?
> It is a tricky problem to determine whether or not Markdown can be 
> enabled for a reply. The replied text might contain syntax which is 
> interpreted to be Markdown syntax without the original writer 
> intending it to be so.
> MailMate handles it by doing a conversion of the quoted text to HTML 
> as if it was Markdown text. If any non-trivial HTML is in the 
> resulting HTML then Markdown is disabled, because it indicates 
> non-intended use of Markdown. This is heuristic and it might be a bit 
> too conservative as it is now. For examples, replies to this mailing 
> list (to plain text messages) are always non-Markdown by default. This 
> is because the footer results in both a horizontal ruler and some 
> links in HTML (this could be avoided if I had implemented automatic 
> stripping of footers, but that is a different story).
> -- 
> Benny
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