[IPython-dev] Custom cell types for markup

Matthias Bussonnier bussonniermatthias at gmail.com
Mon Feb 9 20:31:08 EST 2015


Unfortunately there is no easy way to use an alternative
markup language for the notebook. 
It was considered, but was considered too complicated 
to support. 

It should be possible but far from easy, and I'm not sure we are
ready yet to re-consider. 


Le 9 févr. 2015 à 15:08, Zakariyya Mughal <zaki.mughal at gmail.com> a écrit :

> Hi!
> I would like to add a custom cell type for formatted documentation.
> Instead of just Markdown, I would like to be able to use POD
> <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plain_Old_Documentation>.
> Now, I understand that having a custom format will lead to portability
> issues, but would it be possible to have something where the cell type
> is POD, but the notebook contains both the POD source and pre-generated
> HTML output that can be rendered by nbviewer?
> Is there an example of something similar? Perhaps I can do this all in
> JavaScript, but I don't know of any JavaScript POD parsers.
> Regards,
> - Zaki Mughal
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