Adhip Gupta

Myriad Meanderingsā€¦

Using Custom Attributes in Markdown Links

This blog runs on Octopress — which means that I write posts in Markdown.

I’m presently a big fan of Microformats and wanted to include rel="me" links to other websites that I use.

After searching a little for a clean solution, I realised that Markdown is HTML-compatible - I can simply write in the exact HTML I need for the link within my Markdown file.


Instead of writing something like


and then trying to add custom attributes; I can simply write

<a href="" rel="me">@adhipg</a>.

Obviously you can use this for any other custom attributes/html you want.

Ugly - yes. But it works and does not need JavaScript.