I plodded around the link you provided and couldn't easily find any specification of what it does. I like the easy formatting style of using <p> and </p> tags to mark a paragraph. saskaqueer's comments suggest that some simple things would be more complicated using MarkDown; my preference is to keep it simple.

Alex / talexb / Toronto

"Groklaw is the open-source mentality applied to legal research" ~ Linus Torvalds

In reply to Re: Markdown syntax useful to the Monestary? by talexb
in thread Markdown syntax useful to the Monastery? by radiantmatrix

Use:  <p> text here (a paragraph) </p>
and:  <code> code here </code>
to format your post; it's "PerlMonks-approved HTML":