[Haskell-cafe] Pandoc questions

Andrew Coppin andrewcoppin at btinternet.com
Sun Oct 12 11:45:01 EDT 2008

David Menendez wrote:
> Markdown allows arbitrary HTML tags, so you can just put the terms in
> a <dfn> element.
> I don't know if that will work with the LaTeX conversion. Markdown is
> specifically designed to produce HTML, so it's not clear to me how
> Pandoc does any of the non-HTML output formats.

Well, no... Markdown is a way of marking up text in a way which is still 
moderately readable to human beings. You can turn it into any markup 
format in principle. The trouble as, as soon as Pandoc doesn't 
understand the markup, you can't really expect it to handle the 
translation any more...

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