Paragraphs are divided by blank lines.
End a line with two or more spaces to force a mid-paragraph line break.
# Top-level Heading Alternative Top Level Heading # Top-level Heading Variant # ============================= ## Second-level Heading Alternative 2nd Level Heading ## Second-level Heading Variant ## -----------------------------
- [display text](URL)
- [display text](URL "Title")
- [display text](URL 'Title')
- [display text][label]
- [display text]
URL may optionally be written <URL>. With link formats 5 and 6 ("reference links"), the URL is supplied elsewhere in the document, as shown below. Link format 6 reuses the display text as the label. Labels are case-insensitive. The title may be split onto the next line with optional indenting.
- [label]: URL
- [label]: URL "Title"
- [label]: URL 'Title'
- [label]: URL (Title)
The `code` construct disables HTML markup, so one can write, for example, `<html>` to yield
* bullet item + bullet item - bullet item 1. numbered item
A two-level list is created by placing additional whitespace before the */+/-/1. of the secondary items.
* top-level item * secondary item
Begin each line of a paragraph with > to block quote that paragraph.
> This paragraph is indented > > Double-indented paragraph
Begin each line with at least four spaces or one tab to produce a verbatim code block.
| Header 1 | Header 2 | Header 3 | -------------------------------------------- |:Left-aligned |:Centered :| Right-aligned:| | | ← Blank → | |
The first row is a header if followed by a horizontal rule or a blank line.
Placing : at the left, both, or right sides of a cell gives left-aligned, centered, or right-aligned text, respectively. By default, header cells are centered, and body cells are left-aligned.
The leftmost | is required if the first column contains at least one blank cell. The rightmost | is optional.
- In-line images are made using ![alt-text](image-URL).
- Use HTML for advanced formatting such as forms.
- <!-- HTML-style comments --> are supported.
- Escape special characters (ex: [ ( | *) using backslash (ex: \[ \( \| \*).
- A line consisting of ---, ***, or ___ is a horizontal rule. Spaces and extra -/*/_ are allowed.
- See daringfireball.net for additional information.
- See this page's Markdown source for complex examples.
Special Features For Fossil
- In hyperlinks, if the URL begins with / then the root of the Fossil repository is prepended. This allows for repository-relative hyperlinks.
- For documents that begin with a top-level heading (ex: # heading #), the heading is omitted from the body of the document and becomes the document title displayed at the top of the Fossil page.