Markdown parser done right.
Follows the CommonMark spec for baseline parsing
Configurable syntax: you can add new rules and even replace existing ones.
Pluggable: Adds syntax extensions to extend the parser (see the plugin list)
High speed (see our benchmarking tests)
Easy to configure for security
Member of Google’s Assured Open Source Software
For a good introduction to markdown-it see the Live demo. This is a Python port of the well used markdown-it, and some of its associated plugins. The driving design philosophy of the port has been to change as little of the fundamental code structure (file names, function name, etc) as possible, just sprinkling in a little Python syntactical sugar ✨. It is very simple to write complementary extensions for both language implementations!
References & Thanks#
Big thanks to the authors of markdown-it
Also John MacFarlane for his work on the CommonMark spec and reference implementations.