JILS-4: Expand support for JIRA Markdown

Issue Information

Issue Type: New Feature
Priority: Major
Status: Closed

Reported By:
Ben Tasker
Assigned To:
Ben Tasker
Project: Jira Issue Listing Script (JILS)
Resolution: Won't Fix (2019-09-09 16:34:20)
Affects Version: 0.1, 0.01b,
Target version: 0.1,

Created: 2014-11-03 11:49:20
Time Spent Working

Originally #4 on Github. Raised 15 Sep

Already have support for {quote} but things like bold and italic aren't added yet

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Showdown - Javascript Markdown parser
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In the static HTML JIRA mirror on projects.bentasker.co.uk, I'm using showdown (http://softwaremaniacs.org/playground/showdown-highlight/) to fill some of the gaps, might be worth building it into core.

Repo: Jira-Issue-Listing
Commit: 1822110f2aefd1801b3df6325f61a21884f294e1
Author: B Tasker <github@<Domain Hidden>>

Date: Thu Nov 13 02:35:10 2014 +0000
Commit Message: Conditionally re-instated the italics markdown. See JILS-4

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Have re-enabled support for Italics in JIRA's markup, but to try and avoid the issues seen previously, the following provisos must be true

- The italicised section must be preceded by either a start of line, or a space
- The underscore must not be escaped (i.e. backslash underscore)
- The closing underscore must immediately be followed by a space, or end of line.
Now that italics seem to be working properly, need to look at sorting escaped characters out too.
A useful part of markup to add support for would be user mentions (e.g.
), calling the user-translation function when replacing the string.
btasker changed status from 'Open' to 'In Progress'

Repo: Jira-Issue-Listing
Commit: 9e5538dea1e0d5574d76ea970bcfa754c0dbd210
Author: B Tasker <github@<Domain Hidden>>

Date: Thu Mar 12 06:23:26 2015 +0000
Commit Message: Added support for user mentions within Jira Markdown. See JILS-4

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btasker added '0.1' to Fix Version
btasker added '0.1' to Version
btasker added '0.01b' to Version
Repo: JILS_Fork-BTasker

commit 7903eff9b76eb4b463932e0b20f5d6852bb4ec14
Author: B Tasker <github@<Domain Hidden>>
Date: Fri Jan 5 08:36:03 2018 +0000

Commit Message: JILS-4 Expanding support for JIRA markdown a bit.

Have added support for:

}Code blocks

Inline statement names

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static/core.css | 12 +++++++++++-
utils.class.php | 16 ++++++++++++++++
2 files changed, 27 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)

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Bulk Change.

Clearing out old issues - it's unlikely I'll find time to do any further work on JILS.

New issues will be raised for relevant items if that proves not to be the case
btasker changed status from 'In Progress' to 'Closed'
btasker added 'Won't Fix' to resolution