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FS#990 Add Markdown support or plugin
This was a request awhile back (#333) and was closed because a third party plugin was created. However, the plugin doesn't work (even the developer said it was "so crappy it hurts.") It's simply not usable. And so this request needs to live again.
Markdown is one of the handiest markup schemes around, and is showing up more and more where text files are used (and one of the biggest thing to recommend Dokuwiki is that it uses text files rather than MySQL and the like). It's very easy to throw some Markdown formatting on a text file and then paste it into Dokuwiki. Programs like TextMate even have special Markdown modules. Moveable Type and WordPress both feature Markdown.
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE -- someone consider writing a working Markdown plugin for Dokuwiki! It is very much needed!
Write a plugin. DokuWiki has a advanced plugin API. You can replace the whole syntax with your own if done right. Have a look at the creole plugin.