I’d like to adapt some external tooling to work with Obsidian: specifically, I would like to add a reader to Pandoc that can parse Obsidian-flavored Markdown.
Is there a reference spec for Obsidian-flavored Markdown? Or a test suite? Or even a comprehensive list of all the ways Obsidian-flavored Markdown differs from CommonMark?
There is very little Obsidian-flavored Markdown. We us try to use commonmark with some minor additions.
Not a reference spec but, read this:
Thank you for letting me know, WhiteNoise. I appreciate your direct response.
Nevertheless, this is really frustrating for me to hear. I would like to use Obsidian as part of a larger toolset, but writing tools to make that happen isn’t reasonable without a spec or something similar. Not only because without a comprehensive doc it’s impossible to know if an implementation is complete, but also because without a versioned reference, there’s no way to tell if an implementation is out-of-date.
I also feel like the Obsidian community would benefit from being able to seamlessly use Pandoc with Obsidian, as there seems to be some interest.
On these questions, it would be helpful for community developers to receive :
A direct answer with elaboration. (The fact that OMD is small is more reason to provide some spec or versioning. )
Status of such (not planned, etc) or migration to requests.
There is no reference spec and is not currently on the roadmap.