July 17th, 2006


Alternative Markup Formats

I'm trying to get a feel for whether there is interest/support in the lj_dev world for LiveJournal to support alternative markup formats like Textile and Markdown. I know that I'd much prefer to write posts in Textile rather than HTML, but I'm just one guy.

What I'm looking for here is whether or not there is great resistance to adding support for these things. I'm more than willing to work on a patch to do so if there is interest, since I know that the LiveJournal devs probably have a list 15 miles long as it is.

What does everyone think? Good idea? Bad idea, and if so, why?

edit: sorry about the formatting, looks like LJ dropped my auto-format setting?