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Misinterpreted HTML target attribute values like _blank

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Hi all, Sometimes I write HTML in my .md and when it’s link, I use target="_blank". This gets misinterpreted on the markdown parser as beginning of the underline. Let’s add exception for the following not to be parsed (including double quotes probably, to differentiate from real occurrences):


These are all possible values of HTML target attribute.

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  • State:closed
  • Created 7 years ago
  • Comments:7 (4 by maintainers)

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reveltcommented, Jun 18, 2016

Hi @burodepeper thanks for the solution.

I actually didn’t even have the language-markdown installed apparently! Once installed, all is well!

It’s strange, why is language-markdown not the default markdown parser in Atom? Your parser is superior and should be bundled with Atom. Who is the best person(s) at Atom to approach regarding this?

burodepepercommented, Jun 18, 2016

Nah, not impossible, but to be honest, I like how it has been growing organically. I haven’t promoted it, at least not much. I’ve only mentioned it in a handful places, but people seem to like it, and it is slowly spreading. A blog article would be nice. Send me a link when it’s up, will you?

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