[reportlab-users] Markdown -- Just Curious

Dinu Gherman gherman at darwin.in-berlin.de
Thu Jan 30 12:22:14 EST 2020

I think I wrote something once to convert XML DocBook to PDF via ReportLab. Pretty sure it was never „finished“. Very sure it was never „published“.

The main issue I see with MarkDown is the number of flavours and lack of proper specifications. And also, some of the more interesting things are simply left to HTML. So essentially, it‘s only HTML for the lazy of us.



> Am 29.01.2020 um 23:32 schrieb Tim Roberts <timr at probo.com>:
> I'm doing more and more stuff with Markdown, because it's easy and quick to edit and doesn't require the loading of a 50MB word processor.
> I'm just curious to know if anyone has written a markdown-to-PDF converter using ReportLab.  There are lots of markdown-to HTML-to-PDF converters, and several of them are written in Python, but they're using rather large external libraries.  It seems like ReportLab would be ideal for this, and I'm just wondering whether it has ever been done before I embark on a project myself.
> -- 
> Tim Roberts, timr at probo.com
> Providenza & Boekelheide, Inc.

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