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I’m considering supporting both Textile and Markdown on a current project. I would prefer not forcing users to choose one or the other. Is there a way to auto-detect which the user is using? How would you go about this? I’d like to find / develop both a JavaScript and a PHP solution so I can provide live previews as well as process the user input on the server-side.


February 16, 2017 at 9:52 am admin_lifexite

Auto-detection, I don’t know, both are based on “natural” typing.
Perhaps you can ask the user to choose a format, with a pair of radio-buttons or something.

February 16, 2017 at 9:52 am admin_lifexite

Consider that users might only use one specific syntax element in a posting, so you’d have to check for everything. Looking for “h1.” obviously only works if the user uses exactly that element.

It’s pretty easy with things like headers, but consider that markdown formats *this* as this and Textile will convert that to this instead. So you’d have ambiguous syntax constructs that would yield different results in each language.

I’d suggest going with a user choice. Try to find out what syntax is generally preferred by your users (or you), offer an “use x instead of y” checkbox for those who want the other choice.

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