Markdown

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Markdown is a plain text markup language intended to be rendered as a web page. Variants and extensions exist.

The Markdown markup at a glance:

# Heading
## Heading
### Heading
...
###### Heading

Alternative heading markup
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Alternative heading markup
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Paragraph text spanning two lines, featuring
_italics_, __boldface__, `code`, and a [hyperlink](http://en.wikibooks.org/). Also possible are *italics* and **boldface**, and as an extension, ~~strikethrough~~.

Bulleted list:
  * item 1
  * item 2
  * item 3

Numbered list:
  1. item 1
  2. item 2
  3. item 3

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The above is a horizontal rule. Let me quote:
> This is formatted
> as a block quote.

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