Hashtags vs Markdown


#1

#Hashtags should win

The problem: markdown interpreters turn hashtags into html header text. On reflection, I think most would agree that the hash symbol has entered the realm of semantics, even at the beginning of a line.


#2

#hashtagsshouldwin


#3

Yeah, use the backslash at the beginning to escape it.

Problem is that Markdown predates Twitter by a fair bit (2004), so this wasn’t exactly on the radar.

Good news is CommonMark requires a space between the hash and the word, so it is less exposed to this issue… try and see: http://jgm.github.io/stmd/js/


#4

#notallhashtags


#5

#100 quatloos on the newcomer!


#6

number sign
pound
octothorp
hashtag

when will it end?


#7

tic tac toe


#8

When do you want it to end ?


#9

This might warrant a new Markdown© Fork™

#Marxdown


#10

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