Markdown

Render an arbitrary Markdown document

POST /markdown

Parameters

Name Type Description
text string Required.The Markdown text to render
mode string The rendering mode. Can be either:
* markdown to render a document as plain Markdown, just like README files are rendered.
* gfm to render a document as user-content, e.g. like user comments or issues are rendered. In GFM mode, hard line breaks are always taken into account, and issue and user mentions are linked accordingly.
Default: markdown
context string The repository context. Only taken into account when rendering as gfm

Example

{
  "text": "Hello world github/linguist#1 **cool**, and #1!",
  "mode": "gfm",
  "context": "github/gollum"
}

Response

Status: 200 OK
Content-Type: text/html
<p>Hello world <a href="http://github.com/github/linguist/issues/1" class="issue-link" title="This is a simple issue">github/linguist#1</a> <strong>cool</strong>, and <a href="http://github.com/github/gollum/issues/1" class="issue-link" title="This is another issue">#1</a>!</p>

Render a Markdown document in raw mode

POST /markdown/raw

Parameters

The raw API is not JSON-based. It takes a Markdown document as plaintext (text/plain or text/x-markdown) and renders it as plain Markdown without a repository context (just like a README.md file is rendered -- this is the simplest way to preview a readme online).

Response

Status: 200 OK
Content-Type: text/html
<p>Hello world github/linguist#1 <strong>cool</strong>, and #1!</p>