Yesterday I blasted out a lot of information about RSS feeds from Twitter accounts that support Markdown.
This note explains how developers can generate feeds with Markdown and handle them.
Generating feeds with Markdown
Suppose you’ve written blogging software that allows users to enter Markdown text.
When you render their posts to the web, you run the text through a Markdown processor which returns HTML which you then copy into the page.
You also save the Markdown source text in case the user wants to edit it later. They don’t want to edit the HTML you generated, they want to pick up with the Markdown version of the text.
You do something similar in the RSS feed, probably, putting the rendered text in the description element of the item.
Now you can also include the Markdown text in a source:markdown element. To get an idea how that works, have a look