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I have a blog which I've started working on for the first time in a while, and I can't help but notice how often I want to use the SO markup. I don't just mean prettify, I mean using `, __, and * as well. It looks like that is really just a JS overlay so that the processing is done on the client side, but all of the JS on SO is minified. Is this an open library, or do I just need to learn to change how I type again?

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We (I say we, but most credit goes to the original WMD and balpha) have open sourced the javascript version of our Markdown renderer as PageDown, available on Google Code.

It does not include our extensions to the Markdown spec. Most of them don't make sense outside of our network.

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AWESOME. Thank you so much. This has been driving me nuts. – cwallenpoole Aug 25 '11 at 17:10
@Kevin, Is there no chance of getting the spoiler extension? I could see that one being very useful outside the network. – Brandon Aug 25 '11 at 17:28
@Brandon What is the spoiler extension? – Ethan Sep 7 '11 at 23:25
@Ethan, >! blockquote syntax with an exclamation mark. – Brandon Sep 8 '11 at 6:45

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