Bug 41115 - New line treatment is incompatible with Markdown, creating extra paragraphs
Summary: New line treatment is incompatible with Markdown, creating extra paragraphs
Alias: None
Product: Workbooks & Inspector
Classification: Xamarin
Component: Third Party: ProseMirror ()
Version: 0.8.0
Hardware: PC Windows
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Target Milestone: Future
Assignee: xamarininteractive
Depends on:
Reported: 2016-05-16 15:42 UTC by Daniel Cazzulino
Modified: 2016-10-20 23:18 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

Is this bug a regression?: ---
Last known good build:

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Description Daniel Cazzulino 2016-05-16 15:42:38 UTC
In order for markdown documents to be readable everywhere, it's pretty common to manually wrap lines. 

Moreover, the ability to manually wrap lines without causing unnecessary paragraphs is a feature especially 
called out in the "spec" at https://daringfireball.net/projects/markdown/syntax#p.

In Workbooks, however, a new line causes a new paragraph, making it very hard to have a text document that 
users can read  and edit easily in a browser (i.e. in GitHub's awesome text/markdown editor for sending PRs
straight from the web).

If we're going to call this thing "an enhanced/flavor of Markdown", I think this is a blocker ;)
Comment 1 Daniel Cazzulino 2016-05-16 15:47:50 UTC
Link to the right spec on paragraphs: http://spec.commonmark.org/0.24/#paragraphs
Comment 2 Aaron Bockover [MSFT] 2016-05-26 13:05:39 UTC
This isn't an issue with the CommonMark spec itself, rather with ProseMirror. We're updating the release of ProseMirror we're using with Workbooks for our next release. I'll test to see if it addresses this issue.