Kramdown 0.14.0

About kramdown

kramdown (sic, not Kramdown or KramDown, just kramdown) is a free
GPL-licensed Ruby library for parsing a
superset of Markdown. It is completely written in Ruby, supports
standard Markdown (with some minor modifications) and various
extensions that have been made popular by the PHP Markdown Extra
package and Maruku.

Homepage for installation instructions and documentation:

kramdown 0.14.0 released

First of all please note that this release contains a
backwards-incompatible change: The syntax for specifying a code
language for a code block or code span has changed. Instead of using
lang='CODELANG' one has to use .language-CODELANG now.

This change has been introduced to avoid problems because the
lang="..." attribute is used by HTML for other purposes than setting
the code language. Furthermore using .language-CODELANG is also
proposed by HTML5 and it seems to be a good way to achieve the needed

Other changes in this release include the possibility of setting the
code language on the starting line of a fenced code block and a way of
excluding certain headers from the table of contents by assigning the
.no_toc class to them.


  • 2 major changes

    • Code language is now specified via .language-CODELANG instead of
    • Implemented support for setting language on fenced code block
      starting line (initial patch by Bran)
  • 1 minor change

    • Headers with an ID can be prevented from showing in the TOC by
      assigning the .no_toc class to them (patch by Tim Bates)
  • 1 bug fix

    • Numeric instead of symbolic HTML entities are now the default
      fallback (patch by Gioele B.)