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Access and process Markdown documents.

January 18, 2008
MKD_FUNCTIONS(3) BSD Library Functions Manual MKD_FUNCTIONS(3)


mkd_functions — access and process Markdown documents.


Markdown (libmarkdown, -lmarkdown)


#include <mkdio.h> int mkd_compile(MMIOT *document, int flags); int mkd_css(MMIOT *document, char **doc); int mkd_generatecss(MMIOT *document, FILE *output); int mkd_document(MMIOT *document, char **doc); int mkd_generatehtml(MMIOT *document, FILE *output); int mkd_xhtmlpage(MMIOT *document, int flags, FILE *output); int mkd_toc(MMIOT *document, char **doc); void mkd_generatetoc(MMIOT *document, FILE *output); void mkd_cleanup(MMIOT*); char* mkd_doc_title(MMIOT*); char* mkd_doc_author(MMIOT*); char* mkd_doc_date(MMIOT*);


The markdown format supported in this implementation includes Pandoc-style header and inline <style> blocks, and the standard markdown(3) functions do not provide access to the data provided by either of those extensions. These functions give you access to that data, plus they provide a finer-grained way of converting Markdown documents into HTML. Given a MMIOT* generated by mkd_in() or mkd_string(), mkd_compile() compiles the document into <style>, Pandoc, and html sections. Once compiled, the document can be examined and written by the mkd_css(), mkd_document(), mkd_generatecss(), mkd_generatehtml(), mkd_generatetoc(), mkd_toc(), mkd_xhtmlpage(), mkd_doc_title(), mkd_doc_author(), and mkd_doc_date() functions. mkd_css() allocates a string and populates it with any <style> sections provided in the doc‐ ument, mkd_generatecss() writes any <style> sections to the output, mkd_document() points text to the text of the document and returns the size of the document, mkd_generatehtml() writes the rest of the document to the output, and mkd_doc_title(), mkd_doc_author(), mkd_doc_date() are used to read the contents of a Pandoc header, if any. mkd_xhtmlpage() writes a xhtml page containing the document. The regular set of flags can be passed. mkd_toc() writes a document outline, in the form of a collection of nested lists with links to each header in the document, into a string allocated with malloc(), and returns the size. mkd_generatetoc() is like mkd_toc(), except that it writes the document outline to the given FILE* argument. mkd_cleanup() deletes a MMIOT* after processing is done. mkd_compile() accepts the same flags that markdown() and mkd_string() do; MKD_NOIMAGE Do not process `![]' and remove <img> tags from the output. MKD_NOLINKS Do not process `[]' and remove <a> tags from the output. MKD_NOPANTS Do not do Smartypants-style mangling of quotes, dashes, or ellipses. MKD_TAGTEXT Process the input as if you were inside a html tag. This means that no html tags will be generated, and mkd_compile() will attempt to escape anything that might terribly confuse a web browser. MKD_NO_EXT Do not process any markdown pseudo-protocols when handing [][] links. MKD_NOHEADER Do not attempt to parse any Pandoc-style headers. MKD_TOC Label all headers for use with the mkd_generatetoc() function. MKD_1_COMPAT MarkdownTest_1.0 compatibility flag; trim trailing spaces from the first line of code blocks and disable implicit reference links. MKD_NOSTRIKETHROUGH Disable strikethrough support.


The function mkd_compile() returns 1 in the case of success, or 0 if the document is already compiled. The function mkd_generatecss() returns the number of bytes written in the case of success, or EOF if an error occurred. The function mkd_generatehtml() returns 0 on success, -1 on failure.


markdown(1), markdown(3), mkd-line(3), markdown(7), mkd-extensions(7), mmap(2).


Error handling is minimal at best.
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mkd-functions(3) referred by markdown(3) | markdown(7) | mkd-extensions(7)
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