Markdown 语法说明 (简体中文版)

Markdown 的目标是实现「易读易写」。

可读性,无论如何,都是最重要的。一份使用 Markdown 格式撰写的文件应该可以直接以纯文本发布,并且看起来不会像是由许多标签或是格式指令所构成。Markdown 语法受到一些既有 text-to-HTML 格式的影响,包括 Setext、atx、Textile、reStructuredText、Grutatext 和 EtText,而最大灵感来源其实是纯文本电子邮件的格式。

创始人 John Gruber 的 Markdown 语法说明

Markdown is intended to be as easy-to-read and easy-to-write as is feasible.

Readability, however, is emphasized above all else. A Markdown-formatted document should be publishable as-is, as plain text, without looking like it’s been marked up with tags or formatting instructions. While Markdown’s syntax has been influenced by several existing text-to-HTML filters — including Setext, atx, Textile, reStructuredText, Grutatext, and EtText — the single biggest source of inspiration for Markdown’s syntax is the format of plain text email.