This is an issue that dates back to 2006, and it's very annoying for blogs. You can't put images inside links! This means that the often-used thumbnail image that links to the full-sized original image, has to be done in plain old HTML, which sucks.
Here's an example:
This should render the google logo linking to google:
[![the google logo][logo]][google] [logo]: http://www.google.com/images/logo.gif [google]: http://www.google.com/ "click to visit Google.com"
But instead it renders (Actual output):
[<img src="http://www.google.com/images/logo.gif" alt="the google logo"/>][google]
(Taken from here)
Disclaimer: This is about the Python engine of markdown. Other implementations of markdown work fine, as far as I can tell.
So, should I just bite the bullet and switch to ReST ?
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