Re: [Tools-discuss] [irsg] [EXTERNAL] Question about Codimd for w.g. minutes

Carsten Bormann <> Fri, 30 July 2021 00:52 UTC

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On 30. Jul 2021, at 02:32, Robert Sparks <> wrote:
> Maybe we can provide out own extension that does better?

We could.

GitHub went the other direction and stopped trying to fragment the markdown community.

What I called “GFM” really is the GFM of five years ago; GitHub now does soft-wrapping like everyone else and it one of the truest followers of commonmark.

I think CodiMD is the outlier here because it is really easier to type up things interactively using hard-wrapping; the benefits of soft-wrapping come in when you store the documents, do edits and diffs etc.

So I think the upload could indeed offer an option to convert CodiMD markdown to standard markdown (while still allowing people to upload standard markdown as well).
Or people continue to do the conversion on their laptops, e.g. before/after they edit the notes.

Grüße, Carsten