Hook up python-markdown2 and some link patterns to make things even more usable and lovely.
authorBenjamin Smedberg <benjamin@smedbergs.us>
Tue, 15 Dec 2009 22:39:30 -0500
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Hook up python-markdown2 and some link patterns to make things even more usable and lovely.
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+#!/usr/bin/env python
+# Copyright (c) 2007-2008 ActiveState Corp.
+# License: MIT (http://www.opensource.org/licenses/mit-license.php)
+
+r"""A fast and complete Python implementation of Markdown.
+
+[from http://daringfireball.net/projects/markdown/]
+> Markdown is a text-to-HTML filter; it translates an easy-to-read /
+> easy-to-write structured text format into HTML.  Markdown's text
+> format is most similar to that of plain text email, and supports
+> features such as headers, *emphasis*, code blocks, blockquotes, and
+> links.
+>
+> Markdown's syntax is designed not as a generic markup language, but
+> specifically to serve as a front-end to (X)HTML. You can use span-level
+> HTML tags anywhere in a Markdown document, and you can use block level
+> HTML tags (like <div> and <table> as well).
+
+Module usage:
+
+    >>> import markdown2
+    >>> markdown2.markdown("*boo!*")  # or use `html = markdown_path(PATH)`
+    u'<p><em>boo!</em></p>\n'
+
+    >>> markdowner = Markdown()
+    >>> markdowner.convert("*boo!*")
+    u'<p><em>boo!</em></p>\n'
+    >>> markdowner.convert("**boom!**")
+    u'<p><strong>boom!</strong></p>\n'
+
+This implementation of Markdown implements the full "core" syntax plus a
+number of extras (e.g., code syntax coloring, footnotes) as described on
+<http://code.google.com/p/python-markdown2/wiki/Extras>.
+"""
+
+cmdln_desc = """A fast and complete Python implementation of Markdown, a
+text-to-HTML conversion tool for web writers.
+"""
+
+# Dev Notes:
+# - There is already a Python markdown processor
+#   (http://www.freewisdom.org/projects/python-markdown/).
+# - Python's regex syntax doesn't have '\z', so I'm using '\Z'. I'm
+#   not yet sure if there implications with this. Compare 'pydoc sre'
+#   and 'perldoc perlre'.
+
+__version_info__ = (1, 0, 1, 15) # first three nums match Markdown.pl
+__version__ = '1.0.1.15'
+__author__ = "Trent Mick"
+
+import os
+import sys
+from pprint import pprint
+import re
+import logging
+try:
+    from hashlib import md5
+except ImportError:
+    from md5 import md5
+import optparse
+from random import random, randint
+import codecs
+from urllib import quote
+
+
+
+#---- Python version compat
+
+if sys.version_info[:2] < (2,4):
+    from sets import Set as set
+    def reversed(sequence):
+        for i in sequence[::-1]:
+            yield i
+    def _unicode_decode(s, encoding, errors='xmlcharrefreplace'):
+        return unicode(s, encoding, errors)
+else:
+    def _unicode_decode(s, encoding, errors='strict'):
+        return s.decode(encoding, errors)
+
+
+#---- globals
+
+DEBUG = False
+log = logging.getLogger("markdown")
+
+DEFAULT_TAB_WIDTH = 4
+
+
+try:
+    import uuid
+except ImportError:
+    SECRET_SALT = str(randint(0, 1000000))
+else:
+    SECRET_SALT = str(uuid.uuid4())
+def _hash_ascii(s):
+    #return md5(s).hexdigest()   # Markdown.pl effectively does this.
+    return 'md5-' + md5(SECRET_SALT + s).hexdigest()
+def _hash_text(s):
+    return 'md5-' + md5(SECRET_SALT + s.encode("utf-8")).hexdigest()
+
+# Table of hash values for escaped characters:
+g_escape_table = dict([(ch, _hash_ascii(ch))
+                       for ch in '\\`*_{}[]()>#+-.!'])
+
+
+
+#---- exceptions
+
+class MarkdownError(Exception):
+    pass
+
+
+
+#---- public api
+
+def markdown_path(path, encoding="utf-8",
+                  html4tags=False, tab_width=DEFAULT_TAB_WIDTH,
+                  safe_mode=None, extras=None, link_patterns=None,
+                  use_file_vars=False):
+    fp = codecs.open(path, 'r', encoding)
+    text = fp.read()
+    fp.close()
+    return Markdown(html4tags=html4tags, tab_width=tab_width,
+                    safe_mode=safe_mode, extras=extras,
+                    link_patterns=link_patterns,
+                    use_file_vars=use_file_vars).convert(text)
+
+def markdown(text, html4tags=False, tab_width=DEFAULT_TAB_WIDTH,
+             safe_mode=None, extras=None, link_patterns=None,
+             use_file_vars=False):
+    return Markdown(html4tags=html4tags, tab_width=tab_width,
+                    safe_mode=safe_mode, extras=extras,
+                    link_patterns=link_patterns,
+                    use_file_vars=use_file_vars).convert(text)
+
+class Markdown(object):
+    # The dict of "extras" to enable in processing -- a mapping of
+    # extra name to argument for the extra. Most extras do not have an
+    # argument, in which case the value is None.
+    #
+    # This can be set via (a) subclassing and (b) the constructor
+    # "extras" argument.
+    extras = None
+
+    urls = None
+    titles = None
+    html_blocks = None
+    html_spans = None
+    html_removed_text = "[HTML_REMOVED]"  # for compat with markdown.py
+
+    # Used to track when we're inside an ordered or unordered list
+    # (see _ProcessListItems() for details):
+    list_level = 0
+
+    _ws_only_line_re = re.compile(r"^[ \t]+$", re.M)
+
+    def __init__(self, html4tags=False, tab_width=4, safe_mode=None,
+                 extras=None, link_patterns=None, use_file_vars=False):
+        if html4tags:
+            self.empty_element_suffix = ">"
+        else:
+            self.empty_element_suffix = " />"
+        self.tab_width = tab_width
+
+        # For compatibility with earlier markdown2.py and with
+        # markdown.py's safe_mode being a boolean, 
+        #   safe_mode == True -> "replace"
+        if safe_mode is True:
+            self.safe_mode = "replace"
+        else:
+            self.safe_mode = safe_mode
+
+        if self.extras is None:
+            self.extras = {}
+        elif not isinstance(self.extras, dict):
+            self.extras = dict([(e, None) for e in self.extras])
+        if extras:
+            if not isinstance(extras, dict):
+                extras = dict([(e, None) for e in extras])
+            self.extras.update(extras)
+        assert isinstance(self.extras, dict)
+        self._instance_extras = self.extras.copy()
+        self.link_patterns = link_patterns
+        self.use_file_vars = use_file_vars
+        self._outdent_re = re.compile(r'^(\t|[ ]{1,%d})' % tab_width, re.M)
+
+    def reset(self):
+        self.urls = {}
+        self.titles = {}
+        self.html_blocks = {}
+        self.html_spans = {}
+        self.list_level = 0
+        self.extras = self._instance_extras.copy()
+        if "footnotes" in self.extras:
+            self.footnotes = {}
+            self.footnote_ids = []
+
+    def convert(self, text):
+        """Convert the given text."""
+        # Main function. The order in which other subs are called here is
+        # essential. Link and image substitutions need to happen before
+        # _EscapeSpecialChars(), so that any *'s or _'s in the <a>
+        # and <img> tags get encoded.
+
+        # Clear the global hashes. If we don't clear these, you get conflicts
+        # from other articles when generating a page which contains more than
+        # one article (e.g. an index page that shows the N most recent
+        # articles):
+        self.reset()
+
+        if not isinstance(text, unicode):
+            #TODO: perhaps shouldn't presume UTF-8 for string input?
+            text = unicode(text, 'utf-8')
+
+        if self.use_file_vars:
+            # Look for emacs-style file variable hints.
+            emacs_vars = self._get_emacs_vars(text)
+            if "markdown-extras" in emacs_vars:
+                splitter = re.compile("[ ,]+")
+                for e in splitter.split(emacs_vars["markdown-extras"]):
+                    if '=' in e:
+                        ename, earg = e.split('=', 1)
+                        try:
+                            earg = int(earg)
+                        except ValueError:
+                            pass
+                    else:
+                        ename, earg = e, None
+                    self.extras[ename] = earg
+
+        # Standardize line endings:
+        text = re.sub("\r\n|\r", "\n", text)
+
+        # Make sure $text ends with a couple of newlines:
+        text += "\n\n"
+
+        # Convert all tabs to spaces.
+        text = self._detab(text)
+
+        # Strip any lines consisting only of spaces and tabs.
+        # This makes subsequent regexen easier to write, because we can
+        # match consecutive blank lines with /\n+/ instead of something
+        # contorted like /[ \t]*\n+/ .
+        text = self._ws_only_line_re.sub("", text)
+
+        if self.safe_mode:
+            text = self._hash_html_spans(text)
+
+        # Turn block-level HTML blocks into hash entries
+        text = self._hash_html_blocks(text, raw=True)
+
+        # Strip link definitions, store in hashes.
+        if "footnotes" in self.extras:
+            # Must do footnotes first because an unlucky footnote defn
+            # looks like a link defn:
+            #   [^4]: this "looks like a link defn"
+            text = self._strip_footnote_definitions(text)
+        text = self._strip_link_definitions(text)
+
+        text = self._run_block_gamut(text)
+
+        if "footnotes" in self.extras:
+            text = self._add_footnotes(text)
+
+        text = self._unescape_special_chars(text)
+
+        if self.safe_mode:
+            text = self._unhash_html_spans(text)
+
+        text += "\n"
+        return text
+
+    _emacs_oneliner_vars_pat = re.compile(r"-\*-\s*([^\r\n]*?)\s*-\*-", re.UNICODE)
+    # This regular expression is intended to match blocks like this:
+    #    PREFIX Local Variables: SUFFIX
+    #    PREFIX mode: Tcl SUFFIX
+    #    PREFIX End: SUFFIX
+    # Some notes:
+    # - "[ \t]" is used instead of "\s" to specifically exclude newlines
+    # - "(\r\n|\n|\r)" is used instead of "$" because the sre engine does
+    #   not like anything other than Unix-style line terminators.
+    _emacs_local_vars_pat = re.compile(r"""^
+        (?P<prefix>(?:[^\r\n|\n|\r])*?)
+        [\ \t]*Local\ Variables:[\ \t]*
+        (?P<suffix>.*?)(?:\r\n|\n|\r)
+        (?P<content>.*?\1End:)
+        """, re.IGNORECASE | re.MULTILINE | re.DOTALL | re.VERBOSE)
+
+    def _get_emacs_vars(self, text):
+        """Return a dictionary of emacs-style local variables.
+
+        Parsing is done loosely according to this spec (and according to
+        some in-practice deviations from this):
+        http://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/manual/html_node/emacs/Specifying-File-Variables.html#Specifying-File-Variables
+        """
+        emacs_vars = {}
+        SIZE = pow(2, 13) # 8kB
+
+        # Search near the start for a '-*-'-style one-liner of variables.
+        head = text[:SIZE]
+        if "-*-" in head:
+            match = self._emacs_oneliner_vars_pat.search(head)
+            if match:
+                emacs_vars_str = match.group(1)
+                assert '\n' not in emacs_vars_str
+                emacs_var_strs = [s.strip() for s in emacs_vars_str.split(';')
+                                  if s.strip()]
+                if len(emacs_var_strs) == 1 and ':' not in emacs_var_strs[0]:
+                    # While not in the spec, this form is allowed by emacs:
+                    #   -*- Tcl -*-
+                    # where the implied "variable" is "mode". This form
+                    # is only allowed if there are no other variables.
+                    emacs_vars["mode"] = emacs_var_strs[0].strip()
+                else:
+                    for emacs_var_str in emacs_var_strs:
+                        try:
+                            variable, value = emacs_var_str.strip().split(':', 1)
+                        except ValueError:
+                            log.debug("emacs variables error: malformed -*- "
+                                      "line: %r", emacs_var_str)
+                            continue
+                        # Lowercase the variable name because Emacs allows "Mode"
+                        # or "mode" or "MoDe", etc.
+                        emacs_vars[variable.lower()] = value.strip()
+
+        tail = text[-SIZE:]
+        if "Local Variables" in tail:
+            match = self._emacs_local_vars_pat.search(tail)
+            if match:
+                prefix = match.group("prefix")
+                suffix = match.group("suffix")
+                lines = match.group("content").splitlines(0)
+                #print "prefix=%r, suffix=%r, content=%r, lines: %s"\
+                #      % (prefix, suffix, match.group("content"), lines)
+
+                # Validate the Local Variables block: proper prefix and suffix
+                # usage.
+                for i, line in enumerate(lines):
+                    if not line.startswith(prefix):
+                        log.debug("emacs variables error: line '%s' "
+                                  "does not use proper prefix '%s'"
+                                  % (line, prefix))
+                        return {}
+                    # Don't validate suffix on last line. Emacs doesn't care,
+                    # neither should we.
+                    if i != len(lines)-1 and not line.endswith(suffix):
+                        log.debug("emacs variables error: line '%s' "
+                                  "does not use proper suffix '%s'"
+                                  % (line, suffix))
+                        return {}
+
+                # Parse out one emacs var per line.
+                continued_for = None
+                for line in lines[:-1]: # no var on the last line ("PREFIX End:")
+                    if prefix: line = line[len(prefix):] # strip prefix
+                    if suffix: line = line[:-len(suffix)] # strip suffix
+                    line = line.strip()
+                    if continued_for:
+                        variable = continued_for
+                        if line.endswith('\\'):
+                            line = line[:-1].rstrip()
+                        else:
+                            continued_for = None
+                        emacs_vars[variable] += ' ' + line
+                    else:
+                        try:
+                            variable, value = line.split(':', 1)
+                        except ValueError:
+                            log.debug("local variables error: missing colon "
+                                      "in local variables entry: '%s'" % line)
+                            continue
+                        # Do NOT lowercase the variable name, because Emacs only
+                        # allows "mode" (and not "Mode", "MoDe", etc.) in this block.
+                        value = value.strip()
+                        if value.endswith('\\'):
+                            value = value[:-1].rstrip()
+                            continued_for = variable
+                        else:
+                            continued_for = None
+                        emacs_vars[variable] = value
+
+        # Unquote values.
+        for var, val in emacs_vars.items():
+            if len(val) > 1 and (val.startswith('"') and val.endswith('"')
+               or val.startswith('"') and val.endswith('"')):
+                emacs_vars[var] = val[1:-1]
+
+        return emacs_vars
+
+    # Cribbed from a post by Bart Lateur:
+    # <http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.macperl.anyperl/154>
+    _detab_re = re.compile(r'(.*?)\t', re.M)
+    def _detab_sub(self, match):
+        g1 = match.group(1)
+        return g1 + (' ' * (self.tab_width - len(g1) % self.tab_width))
+    def _detab(self, text):
+        r"""Remove (leading?) tabs from a file.
+
+            >>> m = Markdown()
+            >>> m._detab("\tfoo")
+            '    foo'
+            >>> m._detab("  \tfoo")
+            '    foo'
+            >>> m._detab("\t  foo")
+            '      foo'
+            >>> m._detab("  foo")
+            '  foo'
+            >>> m._detab("  foo\n\tbar\tblam")
+            '  foo\n    bar blam'
+        """
+        if '\t' not in text:
+            return text
+        return self._detab_re.subn(self._detab_sub, text)[0]
+
+    _block_tags_a = 'p|div|h[1-6]|blockquote|pre|table|dl|ol|ul|script|noscript|form|fieldset|iframe|math|ins|del'
+    _strict_tag_block_re = re.compile(r"""
+        (                       # save in \1
+            ^                   # start of line  (with re.M)
+            <(%s)               # start tag = \2
+            \b                  # word break
+            (.*\n)*?            # any number of lines, minimally matching
+            </\2>               # the matching end tag
+            [ \t]*              # trailing spaces/tabs
+            (?=\n+|\Z)          # followed by a newline or end of document
+        )
+        """ % _block_tags_a,
+        re.X | re.M)
+
+    _block_tags_b = 'p|div|h[1-6]|blockquote|pre|table|dl|ol|ul|script|noscript|form|fieldset|iframe|math'
+    _liberal_tag_block_re = re.compile(r"""
+        (                       # save in \1
+            ^                   # start of line  (with re.M)
+            <(%s)               # start tag = \2
+            \b                  # word break
+            (.*\n)*?            # any number of lines, minimally matching
+            .*</\2>             # the matching end tag
+            [ \t]*              # trailing spaces/tabs
+            (?=\n+|\Z)          # followed by a newline or end of document
+        )
+        """ % _block_tags_b,
+        re.X | re.M)
+
+    def _hash_html_block_sub(self, match, raw=False):
+        html = match.group(1)
+        if raw and self.safe_mode:
+            html = self._sanitize_html(html)
+        key = _hash_text(html)
+        self.html_blocks[key] = html
+        return "\n\n" + key + "\n\n"
+
+    def _hash_html_blocks(self, text, raw=False):
+        """Hashify HTML blocks
+
+        We only want to do this for block-level HTML tags, such as headers,
+        lists, and tables. That's because we still want to wrap <p>s around
+        "paragraphs" that are wrapped in non-block-level tags, such as anchors,
+        phrase emphasis, and spans. The list of tags we're looking for is
+        hard-coded.
+
+        @param raw {boolean} indicates if these are raw HTML blocks in
+            the original source. It makes a difference in "safe" mode.
+        """
+        if '<' not in text:
+            return text
+
+        # Pass `raw` value into our calls to self._hash_html_block_sub.
+        hash_html_block_sub = _curry(self._hash_html_block_sub, raw=raw)
+
+        # First, look for nested blocks, e.g.:
+        #   <div>
+        #       <div>
+        #       tags for inner block must be indented.
+        #       </div>
+        #   </div>
+        #
+        # The outermost tags must start at the left margin for this to match, and
+        # the inner nested divs must be indented.
+        # We need to do this before the next, more liberal match, because the next
+        # match will start at the first `<div>` and stop at the first `</div>`.
+        text = self._strict_tag_block_re.sub(hash_html_block_sub, text)
+
+        # Now match more liberally, simply from `\n<tag>` to `</tag>\n`
+        text = self._liberal_tag_block_re.sub(hash_html_block_sub, text)
+
+        # Special case just for <hr />. It was easier to make a special
+        # case than to make the other regex more complicated.   
+        if "<hr" in text:
+            _hr_tag_re = _hr_tag_re_from_tab_width(self.tab_width)
+            text = _hr_tag_re.sub(hash_html_block_sub, text)
+
+        # Special case for standalone HTML comments:
+        if "<!--" in text:
+            start = 0
+            while True:
+                # Delimiters for next comment block.
+                try:
+                    start_idx = text.index("<!--", start)
+                except ValueError, ex:
+                    break
+                try:
+                    end_idx = text.index("-->", start_idx) + 3
+                except ValueError, ex:
+                    break
+
+                # Start position for next comment block search.
+                start = end_idx
+
+                # Validate whitespace before comment.
+                if start_idx:
+                    # - Up to `tab_width - 1` spaces before start_idx.
+                    for i in range(self.tab_width - 1):
+                        if text[start_idx - 1] != ' ':
+                            break
+                        start_idx -= 1
+                        if start_idx == 0:
+                            break
+                    # - Must be preceded by 2 newlines or hit the start of
+                    #   the document.
+                    if start_idx == 0:
+                        pass
+                    elif start_idx == 1 and text[0] == '\n':
+                        start_idx = 0  # to match minute detail of Markdown.pl regex
+                    elif text[start_idx-2:start_idx] == '\n\n':
+                        pass
+                    else:
+                        break
+
+                # Validate whitespace after comment.
+                # - Any number of spaces and tabs.
+                while end_idx < len(text):
+                    if text[end_idx] not in ' \t':
+                        break
+                    end_idx += 1
+                # - Must be following by 2 newlines or hit end of text.
+                if text[end_idx:end_idx+2] not in ('', '\n', '\n\n'):
+                    continue
+
+                # Escape and hash (must match `_hash_html_block_sub`).
+                html = text[start_idx:end_idx]
+                if raw and self.safe_mode:
+                    html = self._sanitize_html(html)
+                key = _hash_text(html)
+                self.html_blocks[key] = html
+                text = text[:start_idx] + "\n\n" + key + "\n\n" + text[end_idx:]
+
+        if "xml" in self.extras:
+            # Treat XML processing instructions and namespaced one-liner
+            # tags as if they were block HTML tags. E.g., if standalone
+            # (i.e. are their own paragraph), the following do not get 
+            # wrapped in a <p> tag:
+            #    <?foo bar?>
+            #
+            #    <xi:include xmlns:xi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XInclude" href="chapter_1.md"/>
+            _xml_oneliner_re = _xml_oneliner_re_from_tab_width(self.tab_width)
+            text = _xml_oneliner_re.sub(hash_html_block_sub, text)
+
+        return text
+
+    def _strip_link_definitions(self, text):
+        # Strips link definitions from text, stores the URLs and titles in
+        # hash references.
+        less_than_tab = self.tab_width - 1
+    
+        # Link defs are in the form:
+        #   [id]: url "optional title"
+        _link_def_re = re.compile(r"""
+            ^[ ]{0,%d}\[(.+)\]: # id = \1
+              [ \t]*
+              \n?               # maybe *one* newline
+              [ \t]*
+            <?(.+?)>?           # url = \2
+              [ \t]*
+            (?:
+                \n?             # maybe one newline
+                [ \t]*
+                (?<=\s)         # lookbehind for whitespace
+                ['"(]
+                ([^\n]*)        # title = \3
+                ['")]
+                [ \t]*
+            )?  # title is optional
+            (?:\n+|\Z)
+            """ % less_than_tab, re.X | re.M | re.U)
+        return _link_def_re.sub(self._extract_link_def_sub, text)
+
+    def _extract_link_def_sub(self, match):
+        id, url, title = match.groups()
+        key = id.lower()    # Link IDs are case-insensitive
+        self.urls[key] = self._encode_amps_and_angles(url)
+        if title:
+            self.titles[key] = title.replace('"', '&quot;')
+        return ""
+
+    def _extract_footnote_def_sub(self, match):
+        id, text = match.groups()
+        text = _dedent(text, skip_first_line=not text.startswith('\n')).strip()
+        normed_id = re.sub(r'\W', '-', id)
+        # Ensure footnote text ends with a couple newlines (for some
+        # block gamut matches).
+        self.footnotes[normed_id] = text + "\n\n"
+        return ""
+
+    def _strip_footnote_definitions(self, text):
+        """A footnote definition looks like this:
+
+            [^note-id]: Text of the note.
+
+                May include one or more indented paragraphs.
+
+        Where,
+        - The 'note-id' can be pretty much anything, though typically it
+          is the number of the footnote.
+        - The first paragraph may start on the next line, like so:
+            
+            [^note-id]:
+                Text of the note.
+        """
+        less_than_tab = self.tab_width - 1
+        footnote_def_re = re.compile(r'''
+            ^[ ]{0,%d}\[\^(.+)\]:   # id = \1
+            [ \t]*
+            (                       # footnote text = \2
+              # First line need not start with the spaces.
+              (?:\s*.*\n+)
+              (?:
+                (?:[ ]{%d} | \t)  # Subsequent lines must be indented.
+                .*\n+
+              )*
+            )
+            # Lookahead for non-space at line-start, or end of doc.
+            (?:(?=^[ ]{0,%d}\S)|\Z)
+            ''' % (less_than_tab, self.tab_width, self.tab_width),
+            re.X | re.M)
+        return footnote_def_re.sub(self._extract_footnote_def_sub, text)
+
+
+    _hr_res = [
+        re.compile(r"^[ ]{0,2}([ ]?\*[ ]?){3,}[ \t]*$", re.M),
+        re.compile(r"^[ ]{0,2}([ ]?\-[ ]?){3,}[ \t]*$", re.M),
+        re.compile(r"^[ ]{0,2}([ ]?\_[ ]?){3,}[ \t]*$", re.M),
+    ]
+
+    def _run_block_gamut(self, text):
+        # These are all the transformations that form block-level
+        # tags like paragraphs, headers, and list items.
+
+        text = self._do_headers(text)
+
+        # Do Horizontal Rules:
+        hr = "\n<hr"+self.empty_element_suffix+"\n"
+        for hr_re in self._hr_res:
+            text = hr_re.sub(hr, text)
+
+        text = self._do_lists(text)
+
+        if "pyshell" in self.extras:
+            text = self._prepare_pyshell_blocks(text)
+
+        text = self._do_code_blocks(text)
+
+        text = self._do_block_quotes(text)
+
+        # We already ran _HashHTMLBlocks() before, in Markdown(), but that
+        # was to escape raw HTML in the original Markdown source. This time,
+        # we're escaping the markup we've just created, so that we don't wrap
+        # <p> tags around block-level tags.
+        text = self._hash_html_blocks(text)
+
+        text = self._form_paragraphs(text)
+
+        return text
+
+    def _pyshell_block_sub(self, match):
+        lines = match.group(0).splitlines(0)
+        _dedentlines(lines)
+        indent = ' ' * self.tab_width
+        s = ('\n' # separate from possible cuddled paragraph
+             + indent + ('\n'+indent).join(lines)
+             + '\n\n')
+        return s
+        
+    def _prepare_pyshell_blocks(self, text):
+        """Ensure that Python interactive shell sessions are put in
+        code blocks -- even if not properly indented.
+        """
+        if ">>>" not in text:
+            return text
+
+        less_than_tab = self.tab_width - 1
+        _pyshell_block_re = re.compile(r"""
+            ^([ ]{0,%d})>>>[ ].*\n   # first line
+            ^(\1.*\S+.*\n)*         # any number of subsequent lines
+            ^\n                     # ends with a blank line
+            """ % less_than_tab, re.M | re.X)
+
+        return _pyshell_block_re.sub(self._pyshell_block_sub, text)
+
+    def _run_span_gamut(self, text):
+        # These are all the transformations that occur *within* block-level
+        # tags like paragraphs, headers, and list items.
+    
+        text = self._do_code_spans(text)
+    
+        text = self._escape_special_chars(text)
+    
+        # Process anchor and image tags.
+        text = self._do_links(text)
+    
+        # Make links out of things like `<http://example.com/>`
+        # Must come after _do_links(), because you can use < and >
+        # delimiters in inline links like [this](<url>).
+        text = self._do_auto_links(text)
+
+        if "link-patterns" in self.extras:
+            text = self._do_link_patterns(text)
+    
+        text = self._encode_amps_and_angles(text)
+    
+        text = self._do_italics_and_bold(text)
+    
+        # Do hard breaks:
+        text = re.sub(r" {2,}\n", " <br%s\n" % self.empty_element_suffix, text)
+    
+        return text
+
+    # "Sorta" because auto-links are identified as "tag" tokens.
+    _sorta_html_tokenize_re = re.compile(r"""
+        (
+            # tag
+            </?         
+            (?:\w+)                                     # tag name
+            (?:\s+(?:[\w-]+:)?[\w-]+=(?:".*?"|'.*?'))*  # attributes
+            \s*/?>
+            |
+            # auto-link (e.g., <http://www.activestate.com/>)
+            <\w+[^>]*>
+            |
+            <!--.*?-->      # comment
+            |
+            <\?.*?\?>       # processing instruction
+        )
+        """, re.X)
+    
+    def _escape_special_chars(self, text):
+        # Python markdown note: the HTML tokenization here differs from
+        # that in Markdown.pl, hence the behaviour for subtle cases can
+        # differ (I believe the tokenizer here does a better job because
+        # it isn't susceptible to unmatched '<' and '>' in HTML tags).
+        # Note, however, that '>' is not allowed in an auto-link URL
+        # here.
+        escaped = []
+        is_html_markup = False
+        for token in self._sorta_html_tokenize_re.split(text):
+            if is_html_markup:
+                # Within tags/HTML-comments/auto-links, encode * and _
+                # so they don't conflict with their use in Markdown for
+                # italics and strong.  We're replacing each such
+                # character with its corresponding MD5 checksum value;
+                # this is likely overkill, but it should prevent us from
+                # colliding with the escape values by accident.
+                escaped.append(token.replace('*', g_escape_table['*'])
+                                    .replace('_', g_escape_table['_']))
+            else:
+                escaped.append(self._encode_backslash_escapes(token))
+            is_html_markup = not is_html_markup
+        return ''.join(escaped)
+
+    def _hash_html_spans(self, text):
+        # Used for safe_mode.
+
+        def _is_auto_link(s):
+            if ':' in s and self._auto_link_re.match(s):
+                return True
+            elif '@' in s and self._auto_email_link_re.match(s):
+                return True
+            return False
+
+        tokens = []
+        is_html_markup = False
+        for token in self._sorta_html_tokenize_re.split(text):
+            if is_html_markup and not _is_auto_link(token):
+                sanitized = self._sanitize_html(token)
+                key = _hash_text(sanitized)
+                self.html_spans[key] = sanitized
+                tokens.append(key)
+            else:
+                tokens.append(token)
+            is_html_markup = not is_html_markup
+        return ''.join(tokens)
+
+    def _unhash_html_spans(self, text):
+        for key, sanitized in self.html_spans.items():
+            text = text.replace(key, sanitized)
+        return text
+
+    def _sanitize_html(self, s):
+        if self.safe_mode == "replace":
+            return self.html_removed_text
+        elif self.safe_mode == "escape":
+            replacements = [
+                ('&', '&amp;'),
+                ('<', '&lt;'),
+                ('>', '&gt;'),
+            ]
+            for before, after in replacements:
+                s = s.replace(before, after)
+            return s
+        else:
+            raise MarkdownError("invalid value for 'safe_mode': %r (must be "
+                                "'escape' or 'replace')" % self.safe_mode)
+
+    _tail_of_inline_link_re = re.compile(r'''
+          # Match tail of: [text](/url/) or [text](/url/ "title")
+          \(            # literal paren
+            [ \t]*
+            (?P<url>            # \1
+                <.*?>
+                |
+                .*?
+            )
+            [ \t]*
+            (                   # \2
+              (['"])            # quote char = \3
+              (?P<title>.*?)
+              \3                # matching quote
+            )?                  # title is optional
+          \)
+        ''', re.X | re.S)
+    _tail_of_reference_link_re = re.compile(r'''
+          # Match tail of: [text][id]
+          [ ]?          # one optional space
+          (?:\n[ ]*)?   # one optional newline followed by spaces
+          \[
+            (?P<id>.*?)
+          \]
+        ''', re.X | re.S)
+
+    def _do_links(self, text):
+        """Turn Markdown link shortcuts into XHTML <a> and <img> tags.
+
+        This is a combination of Markdown.pl's _DoAnchors() and
+        _DoImages(). They are done together because that simplified the
+        approach. It was necessary to use a different approach than
+        Markdown.pl because of the lack of atomic matching support in
+        Python's regex engine used in $g_nested_brackets.
+        """
+        MAX_LINK_TEXT_SENTINEL = 3000  # markdown2 issue 24
+
+        # `anchor_allowed_pos` is used to support img links inside
+        # anchors, but not anchors inside anchors. An anchor's start
+        # pos must be `>= anchor_allowed_pos`.
+        anchor_allowed_pos = 0
+
+        curr_pos = 0
+        while True: # Handle the next link.
+            # The next '[' is the start of:
+            # - an inline anchor:   [text](url "title")
+            # - a reference anchor: [text][id]
+            # - an inline img:      ![text](url "title")
+            # - a reference img:    ![text][id]
+            # - a footnote ref:     [^id]
+            #   (Only if 'footnotes' extra enabled)
+            # - a footnote defn:    [^id]: ...
+            #   (Only if 'footnotes' extra enabled) These have already
+            #   been stripped in _strip_footnote_definitions() so no
+            #   need to watch for them.
+            # - a link definition:  [id]: url "title"
+            #   These have already been stripped in
+            #   _strip_link_definitions() so no need to watch for them.
+            # - not markup:         [...anything else...
+            try:
+                start_idx = text.index('[', curr_pos)
+            except ValueError:
+                break
+            text_length = len(text)
+
+            # Find the matching closing ']'.
+            # Markdown.pl allows *matching* brackets in link text so we
+            # will here too. Markdown.pl *doesn't* currently allow
+            # matching brackets in img alt text -- we'll differ in that
+            # regard.
+            bracket_depth = 0
+            for p in range(start_idx+1, min(start_idx+MAX_LINK_TEXT_SENTINEL, 
+                                            text_length)):
+                ch = text[p]
+                if ch == ']':
+                    bracket_depth -= 1
+                    if bracket_depth < 0:
+                        break
+                elif ch == '[':
+                    bracket_depth += 1
+            else:
+                # Closing bracket not found within sentinel length.
+                # This isn't markup.
+                curr_pos = start_idx + 1
+                continue
+            link_text = text[start_idx+1:p]
+
+            # Possibly a footnote ref?
+            if "footnotes" in self.extras and link_text.startswith("^"):
+                normed_id = re.sub(r'\W', '-', link_text[1:])
+                if normed_id in self.footnotes:
+                    self.footnote_ids.append(normed_id)
+                    result = '<sup class="footnote-ref" id="fnref-%s">' \
+                             '<a href="#fn-%s">%s</a></sup>' \
+                             % (normed_id, normed_id, len(self.footnote_ids))
+                    text = text[:start_idx] + result + text[p+1:]
+                else:
+                    # This id isn't defined, leave the markup alone.
+                    curr_pos = p+1
+                continue
+
+            # Now determine what this is by the remainder.
+            p += 1
+            if p == text_length:
+                return text
+
+            # Inline anchor or img?
+            if text[p] == '(': # attempt at perf improvement
+                match = self._tail_of_inline_link_re.match(text, p)
+                if match:
+                    # Handle an inline anchor or img.
+                    is_img = start_idx > 0 and text[start_idx-1] == "!"
+                    if is_img:
+                        start_idx -= 1
+
+                    url, title = match.group("url"), match.group("title")
+                    if url and url[0] == '<':
+                        url = url[1:-1]  # '<url>' -> 'url'
+                    # We've got to encode these to avoid conflicting
+                    # with italics/bold.
+                    url = url.replace('*', g_escape_table['*']) \
+                             .replace('_', g_escape_table['_'])
+                    if title:
+                        title_str = ' title="%s"' \
+                            % title.replace('*', g_escape_table['*']) \
+                                   .replace('_', g_escape_table['_']) \
+                                   .replace('"', '&quot;')
+                    else:
+                        title_str = ''
+                    if is_img:
+                        result = '<img src="%s" alt="%s"%s%s' \
+                            % (url.replace('"', '&quot;'),
+                               link_text.replace('"', '&quot;'),
+                               title_str, self.empty_element_suffix)
+                        curr_pos = start_idx + len(result)
+                        text = text[:start_idx] + result + text[match.end():]
+                    elif start_idx >= anchor_allowed_pos:
+                        result_head = '<a href="%s"%s>' % (url, title_str)
+                        result = '%s%s</a>' % (result_head, link_text)
+                        # <img> allowed from curr_pos on, <a> from
+                        # anchor_allowed_pos on.
+                        curr_pos = start_idx + len(result_head)
+                        anchor_allowed_pos = start_idx + len(result)
+                        text = text[:start_idx] + result + text[match.end():]
+                    else:
+                        # Anchor not allowed here.
+                        curr_pos = start_idx + 1
+                    continue
+
+            # Reference anchor or img?
+            else:
+                match = self._tail_of_reference_link_re.match(text, p)
+                if match:
+                    # Handle a reference-style anchor or img.
+                    is_img = start_idx > 0 and text[start_idx-1] == "!"
+                    if is_img:
+                        start_idx -= 1
+                    link_id = match.group("id").lower()
+                    if not link_id:
+                        link_id = link_text.lower()  # for links like [this][]
+                    if link_id in self.urls:
+                        url = self.urls[link_id]
+                        # We've got to encode these to avoid conflicting
+                        # with italics/bold.
+                        url = url.replace('*', g_escape_table['*']) \
+                                 .replace('_', g_escape_table['_'])
+                        title = self.titles.get(link_id)
+                        if title:
+                            title = title.replace('*', g_escape_table['*']) \
+                                         .replace('_', g_escape_table['_'])
+                            title_str = ' title="%s"' % title
+                        else:
+                            title_str = ''
+                        if is_img:
+                            result = '<img src="%s" alt="%s"%s%s' \
+                                % (url.replace('"', '&quot;'),
+                                   link_text.replace('"', '&quot;'),
+                                   title_str, self.empty_element_suffix)
+                            curr_pos = start_idx + len(result)
+                            text = text[:start_idx] + result + text[match.end():]
+                        elif start_idx >= anchor_allowed_pos:
+                            result = '<a href="%s"%s>%s</a>' \
+                                % (url, title_str, link_text)
+                            result_head = '<a href="%s"%s>' % (url, title_str)
+                            result = '%s%s</a>' % (result_head, link_text)
+                            # <img> allowed from curr_pos on, <a> from
+                            # anchor_allowed_pos on.
+                            curr_pos = start_idx + len(result_head)
+                            anchor_allowed_pos = start_idx + len(result)
+                            text = text[:start_idx] + result + text[match.end():]
+                        else:
+                            # Anchor not allowed here.
+                            curr_pos = start_idx + 1
+                    else:
+                        # This id isn't defined, leave the markup alone.
+                        curr_pos = match.end()
+                    continue
+
+            # Otherwise, it isn't markup.
+            curr_pos = start_idx + 1
+
+        return text 
+
+
+    _setext_h_re = re.compile(r'^(.+)[ \t]*\n(=+|-+)[ \t]*\n+', re.M)
+    def _setext_h_sub(self, match):
+        n = {"=": 1, "-": 2}[match.group(2)[0]]
+        demote_headers = self.extras.get("demote-headers")
+        if demote_headers:
+            n = min(n + demote_headers, 6)
+        return "<h%d>%s</h%d>\n\n" \
+               % (n, self._run_span_gamut(match.group(1)), n)
+
+    _atx_h_re = re.compile(r'''
+        ^(\#{1,6})  # \1 = string of #'s
+        [ \t]*
+        (.+?)       # \2 = Header text
+        [ \t]*
+        (?<!\\)     # ensure not an escaped trailing '#'
+        \#*         # optional closing #'s (not counted)
+        \n+
+        ''', re.X | re.M)
+    def _atx_h_sub(self, match):
+        n = len(match.group(1))
+        demote_headers = self.extras.get("demote-headers")
+        if demote_headers:
+            n = min(n + demote_headers, 6)
+        return "<h%d>%s</h%d>\n\n" \
+               % (n, self._run_span_gamut(match.group(2)), n)
+
+    def _do_headers(self, text):
+        # Setext-style headers:
+        #     Header 1
+        #     ========
+        #  
+        #     Header 2
+        #     --------
+        text = self._setext_h_re.sub(self._setext_h_sub, text)
+
+        # atx-style headers:
+        #   # Header 1
+        #   ## Header 2
+        #   ## Header 2 with closing hashes ##
+        #   ...
+        #   ###### Header 6
+        text = self._atx_h_re.sub(self._atx_h_sub, text)
+
+        return text
+
+
+    _marker_ul_chars  = '*+-'
+    _marker_any = r'(?:[%s]|\d+\.)' % _marker_ul_chars
+    _marker_ul = '(?:[%s])' % _marker_ul_chars
+    _marker_ol = r'(?:\d+\.)'
+
+    def _list_sub(self, match):
+        lst = match.group(1)
+        lst_type = match.group(3) in self._marker_ul_chars and "ul" or "ol"
+        result = self._process_list_items(lst)
+        if self.list_level:
+            return "<%s>\n%s</%s>\n" % (lst_type, result, lst_type)
+        else:
+            return "<%s>\n%s</%s>\n\n" % (lst_type, result, lst_type)
+
+    def _do_lists(self, text):
+        # Form HTML ordered (numbered) and unordered (bulleted) lists.
+
+        for marker_pat in (self._marker_ul, self._marker_ol):
+            # Re-usable pattern to match any entire ul or ol list:
+            less_than_tab = self.tab_width - 1
+            whole_list = r'''
+                (                   # \1 = whole list
+                  (                 # \2
+                    [ ]{0,%d}
+                    (%s)            # \3 = first list item marker
+                    [ \t]+
+                  )
+                  (?:.+?)
+                  (                 # \4
+                      \Z
+                    |
+                      \n{2,}
+                      (?=\S)
+                      (?!           # Negative lookahead for another list item marker
+                        [ \t]*
+                        %s[ \t]+
+                      )
+                  )
+                )
+            ''' % (less_than_tab, marker_pat, marker_pat)
+        
+            # We use a different prefix before nested lists than top-level lists.
+            # See extended comment in _process_list_items().
+            #
+            # Note: There's a bit of duplication here. My original implementation
+            # created a scalar regex pattern as the conditional result of the test on
+            # $g_list_level, and then only ran the $text =~ s{...}{...}egmx
+            # substitution once, using the scalar as the pattern. This worked,
+            # everywhere except when running under MT on my hosting account at Pair
+            # Networks. There, this caused all rebuilds to be killed by the reaper (or
+            # perhaps they crashed, but that seems incredibly unlikely given that the
+            # same script on the same server ran fine *except* under MT. I've spent
+            # more time trying to figure out why this is happening than I'd like to
+            # admit. My only guess, backed up by the fact that this workaround works,
+            # is that Perl optimizes the substition when it can figure out that the
+            # pattern will never change, and when this optimization isn't on, we run
+            # afoul of the reaper. Thus, the slightly redundant code to that uses two
+            # static s/// patterns rather than one conditional pattern.
+
+            if self.list_level:
+                sub_list_re = re.compile("^"+whole_list, re.X | re.M | re.S)
+                text = sub_list_re.sub(self._list_sub, text)
+            else:
+                list_re = re.compile(r"(?:(?<=\n\n)|\A\n?)"+whole_list,
+                                     re.X | re.M | re.S)
+                text = list_re.sub(self._list_sub, text)
+
+        return text
+    
+    _list_item_re = re.compile(r'''
+        (\n)?               # leading line = \1
+        (^[ \t]*)           # leading whitespace = \2
+        (%s) [ \t]+         # list marker = \3
+        ((?:.+?)            # list item text = \4
+         (\n{1,2}))         # eols = \5
+        (?= \n* (\Z | \2 (%s) [ \t]+))
+        ''' % (_marker_any, _marker_any),
+        re.M | re.X | re.S)
+
+    _last_li_endswith_two_eols = False
+    def _list_item_sub(self, match):
+        item = match.group(4)
+        leading_line = match.group(1)
+        leading_space = match.group(2)
+        if leading_line or "\n\n" in item or self._last_li_endswith_two_eols:
+            item = self._run_block_gamut(self._outdent(item))
+        else:
+            # Recursion for sub-lists:
+            item = self._do_lists(self._outdent(item))
+            if item.endswith('\n'):
+                item = item[:-1]
+            item = self._run_span_gamut(item)
+        self._last_li_endswith_two_eols = (len(match.group(5)) == 2)
+        return "<li>%s</li>\n" % item
+
+    def _process_list_items(self, list_str):
+        # Process the contents of a single ordered or unordered list,
+        # splitting it into individual list items.
+    
+        # The $g_list_level global keeps track of when we're inside a list.
+        # Each time we enter a list, we increment it; when we leave a list,
+        # we decrement. If it's zero, we're not in a list anymore.
+        #
+        # We do this because when we're not inside a list, we want to treat
+        # something like this:
+        #
+        #       I recommend upgrading to version
+        #       8. Oops, now this line is treated
+        #       as a sub-list.
+        #
+        # As a single paragraph, despite the fact that the second line starts
+        # with a digit-period-space sequence.
+        #
+        # Whereas when we're inside a list (or sub-list), that line will be
+        # treated as the start of a sub-list. What a kludge, huh? This is
+        # an aspect of Markdown's syntax that's hard to parse perfectly
+        # without resorting to mind-reading. Perhaps the solution is to
+        # change the syntax rules such that sub-lists must start with a
+        # starting cardinal number; e.g. "1." or "a.".
+        self.list_level += 1
+        self._last_li_endswith_two_eols = False
+        list_str = list_str.rstrip('\n') + '\n'
+        list_str = self._list_item_re.sub(self._list_item_sub, list_str)
+        self.list_level -= 1
+        return list_str
+
+    def _get_pygments_lexer(self, lexer_name):
+        try:
+            from pygments import lexers, util
+        except ImportError:
+            return None
+        try:
+            return lexers.get_lexer_by_name(lexer_name)
+        except util.ClassNotFound:
+            return None
+
+    def _color_with_pygments(self, codeblock, lexer, **formatter_opts):
+        import pygments
+        import pygments.formatters
+
+        class HtmlCodeFormatter(pygments.formatters.HtmlFormatter):
+            def _wrap_code(self, inner):
+                """A function for use in a Pygments Formatter which
+                wraps in <code> tags.
+                """
+                yield 0, "<code>"
+                for tup in inner:
+                    yield tup 
+                yield 0, "</code>"
+
+            def wrap(self, source, outfile):
+                """Return the source with a code, pre, and div."""
+                return self._wrap_div(self._wrap_pre(self._wrap_code(source)))
+
+        formatter = HtmlCodeFormatter(cssclass="codehilite", **formatter_opts)
+        return pygments.highlight(codeblock, lexer, formatter)
+
+    def _code_block_sub(self, match):
+        codeblock = match.group(1)
+        codeblock = self._outdent(codeblock)
+        codeblock = self._detab(codeblock)
+        codeblock = codeblock.lstrip('\n')  # trim leading newlines
+        codeblock = codeblock.rstrip()      # trim trailing whitespace
+
+        if "code-color" in self.extras and codeblock.startswith(":::"):
+            lexer_name, rest = codeblock.split('\n', 1)
+            lexer_name = lexer_name[3:].strip()
+            lexer = self._get_pygments_lexer(lexer_name)
+            codeblock = rest.lstrip("\n")   # Remove lexer declaration line.
+            if lexer:
+                formatter_opts = self.extras['code-color'] or {}
+                colored = self._color_with_pygments(codeblock, lexer,
+                                                    **formatter_opts)
+                return "\n\n%s\n\n" % colored
+
+        codeblock = self._encode_code(codeblock)
+        return "\n\n<pre><code>%s\n</code></pre>\n\n" % codeblock
+
+    def _do_code_blocks(self, text):
+        """Process Markdown `<pre><code>` blocks."""
+        code_block_re = re.compile(r'''
+            (?:\n\n|\A)
+            (               # $1 = the code block -- one or more lines, starting with a space/tab
+              (?:
+                (?:[ ]{%d} | \t)  # Lines must start with a tab or a tab-width of spaces
+                .*\n+
+              )+
+            )
+            ((?=^[ ]{0,%d}\S)|\Z)   # Lookahead for non-space at line-start, or end of doc
+            ''' % (self.tab_width, self.tab_width),
+            re.M | re.X)
+
+        return code_block_re.sub(self._code_block_sub, text)
+
+
+    # Rules for a code span:
+    # - backslash escapes are not interpreted in a code span
+    # - to include one or or a run of more backticks the delimiters must
+    #   be a longer run of backticks
+    # - cannot start or end a code span with a backtick; pad with a
+    #   space and that space will be removed in the emitted HTML
+    # See `test/tm-cases/escapes.text` for a number of edge-case
+    # examples.
+    _code_span_re = re.compile(r'''
+            (?<!\\)
+            (`+)        # \1 = Opening run of `
+            (?!`)       # See Note A test/tm-cases/escapes.text
+            (.+?)       # \2 = The code block
+            (?<!`)
+            \1          # Matching closer
+            (?!`)
+        ''', re.X | re.S)
+
+    def _code_span_sub(self, match):
+        c = match.group(2).strip(" \t")
+        c = self._encode_code(c)
+        return "<code>%s</code>" % c
+
+    def _do_code_spans(self, text):
+        #   *   Backtick quotes are used for <code></code> spans.
+        # 
+        #   *   You can use multiple backticks as the delimiters if you want to
+        #       include literal backticks in the code span. So, this input:
+        #     
+        #         Just type ``foo `bar` baz`` at the prompt.
+        #     
+        #       Will translate to:
+        #     
+        #         <p>Just type <code>foo `bar` baz</code> at the prompt.</p>
+        #     
+        #       There's no arbitrary limit to the number of backticks you
+        #       can use as delimters. If you need three consecutive backticks
+        #       in your code, use four for delimiters, etc.
+        #
+        #   *   You can use spaces to get literal backticks at the edges:
+        #     
+        #         ... type `` `bar` `` ...
+        #     
+        #       Turns to:
+        #     
+        #         ... type <code>`bar`</code> ...
+        return self._code_span_re.sub(self._code_span_sub, text)
+
+    def _encode_code(self, text):
+        """Encode/escape certain characters inside Markdown code runs.
+        The point is that in code, these characters are literals,
+        and lose their special Markdown meanings.
+        """
+        replacements = [
+            # Encode all ampersands; HTML entities are not
+            # entities within a Markdown code span.
+            ('&', '&amp;'),
+            # Do the angle bracket song and dance:
+            ('<', '&lt;'),
+            ('>', '&gt;'),
+            # Now, escape characters that are magic in Markdown:
+            ('*', g_escape_table['*']),
+            ('_', g_escape_table['_']),
+            ('{', g_escape_table['{']),
+            ('}', g_escape_table['}']),
+            ('[', g_escape_table['[']),
+            (']', g_escape_table[']']),
+            ('\\', g_escape_table['\\']),
+        ]
+        for before, after in replacements:
+            text = text.replace(before, after)
+        return text
+
+    _strong_re = re.compile(r"(\*\*|__)(?=\S)(.+?[*_]*)(?<=\S)\1", re.S)
+    _em_re = re.compile(r"(\*|_)(?=\S)(.+?)(?<=\S)\1", re.S)
+    _code_friendly_strong_re = re.compile(r"\*\*(?=\S)(.+?[*_]*)(?<=\S)\*\*", re.S)
+    _code_friendly_em_re = re.compile(r"\*(?=\S)(.+?)(?<=\S)\*", re.S)
+    def _do_italics_and_bold(self, text):
+        # <strong> must go first:
+        if "code-friendly" in self.extras:
+            text = self._code_friendly_strong_re.sub(r"<strong>\1</strong>", text)
+            text = self._code_friendly_em_re.sub(r"<em>\1</em>", text)
+        else:
+            text = self._strong_re.sub(r"<strong>\2</strong>", text)
+            text = self._em_re.sub(r"<em>\2</em>", text)
+        return text
+    
+
+    _block_quote_re = re.compile(r'''
+        (                           # Wrap whole match in \1
+          (
+            ^[ \t]*>[ \t]?          # '>' at the start of a line
+              .+\n                  # rest of the first line
+            (.+\n)*                 # subsequent consecutive lines
+            \n*                     # blanks
+          )+
+        )
+        ''', re.M | re.X)
+    _bq_one_level_re = re.compile('^[ \t]*>[ \t]?', re.M);
+
+    _html_pre_block_re = re.compile(r'(\s*<pre>.+?</pre>)', re.S)
+    def _dedent_two_spaces_sub(self, match):
+        return re.sub(r'(?m)^  ', '', match.group(1))
+
+    def _block_quote_sub(self, match):
+        bq = match.group(1)
+        bq = self._bq_one_level_re.sub('', bq)  # trim one level of quoting
+        bq = self._ws_only_line_re.sub('', bq)  # trim whitespace-only lines
+        bq = self._run_block_gamut(bq)          # recurse
+
+        bq = re.sub('(?m)^', '  ', bq)
+        # These leading spaces screw with <pre> content, so we need to fix that:
+        bq = self._html_pre_block_re.sub(self._dedent_two_spaces_sub, bq)
+
+        return "<blockquote>\n%s\n</blockquote>\n\n" % bq
+
+    def _do_block_quotes(self, text):
+        if '>' not in text:
+            return text
+        return self._block_quote_re.sub(self._block_quote_sub, text)
+
+    def _form_paragraphs(self, text):
+        # Strip leading and trailing lines:
+        text = text.strip('\n')
+
+        # Wrap <p> tags.
+        grafs = re.split(r"\n{2,}", text)
+        for i, graf in enumerate(grafs):
+            if graf in self.html_blocks:
+                # Unhashify HTML blocks
+                grafs[i] = self.html_blocks[graf]
+            else:
+                # Wrap <p> tags.
+                graf = self._run_span_gamut(graf)
+                grafs[i] = "<p>" + graf.lstrip(" \t") + "</p>"
+
+        return "\n\n".join(grafs)
+
+    def _add_footnotes(self, text):
+        if self.footnotes:
+            footer = [
+                '<div class="footnotes">',
+                '<hr' + self.empty_element_suffix,
+                '<ol>',
+            ]
+            for i, id in enumerate(self.footnote_ids):
+                if i != 0:
+                    footer.append('')
+                footer.append('<li id="fn-%s">' % id)
+                footer.append(self._run_block_gamut(self.footnotes[id]))
+                backlink = ('<a href="#fnref-%s" '
+                    'class="footnoteBackLink" '
+                    'title="Jump back to footnote %d in the text.">'
+                    '&#8617;</a>' % (id, i+1))
+                if footer[-1].endswith("</p>"):
+                    footer[-1] = footer[-1][:-len("</p>")] \
+                        + '&nbsp;' + backlink + "</p>"
+                else:
+                    footer.append("\n<p>%s</p>" % backlink)
+                footer.append('</li>')
+            footer.append('</ol>')
+            footer.append('</div>')
+            return text + '\n\n' + '\n'.join(footer)
+        else:
+            return text
+
+    # Ampersand-encoding based entirely on Nat Irons's Amputator MT plugin:
+    #   http://bumppo.net/projects/amputator/
+    _ampersand_re = re.compile(r'&(?!#?[xX]?(?:[0-9a-fA-F]+|\w+);)')
+    _naked_lt_re = re.compile(r'<(?![a-z/?\$!])', re.I)
+    _naked_gt_re = re.compile(r'''(?<![a-z?!/'"-])>''', re.I)
+
+    def _encode_amps_and_angles(self, text):
+        # Smart processing for ampersands and angle brackets that need
+        # to be encoded.
+        text = self._ampersand_re.sub('&amp;', text)
+    
+        # Encode naked <'s
+        text = self._naked_lt_re.sub('&lt;', text)
+
+        # Encode naked >'s
+        # Note: Other markdown implementations (e.g. Markdown.pl, PHP
+        # Markdown) don't do this.
+        text = self._naked_gt_re.sub('&gt;', text)
+        return text
+
+    def _encode_backslash_escapes(self, text):
+        for ch, escape in g_escape_table.items():
+            text = text.replace("\\"+ch, escape)
+        return text
+
+    _auto_link_re = re.compile(r'<((https?|ftp):[^\'">\s]+)>', re.I)
+    def _auto_link_sub(self, match):
+        g1 = match.group(1)
+        return '<a href="%s">%s</a>' % (g1, g1)
+
+    _auto_email_link_re = re.compile(r"""
+          <
+           (?:mailto:)?
+          (
+              [-.\w]+
+              \@
+              [-\w]+(\.[-\w]+)*\.[a-z]+
+          )
+          >
+        """, re.I | re.X | re.U)
+    def _auto_email_link_sub(self, match):
+        return self._encode_email_address(
+            self._unescape_special_chars(match.group(1)))
+
+    def _do_auto_links(self, text):
+        text = self._auto_link_re.sub(self._auto_link_sub, text)
+        text = self._auto_email_link_re.sub(self._auto_email_link_sub, text)
+        return text
+
+    def _encode_email_address(self, addr):
+        #  Input: an email address, e.g. "foo@example.com"
+        #
+        #  Output: the email address as a mailto link, with each character
+        #      of the address encoded as either a decimal or hex entity, in
+        #      the hopes of foiling most address harvesting spam bots. E.g.:
+        #
+        #    <a href="&#x6D;&#97;&#105;&#108;&#x74;&#111;:&#102;&#111;&#111;&#64;&#101;
+        #       x&#x61;&#109;&#x70;&#108;&#x65;&#x2E;&#99;&#111;&#109;">&#102;&#111;&#111;
+        #       &#64;&#101;x&#x61;&#109;&#x70;&#108;&#x65;&#x2E;&#99;&#111;&#109;</a>
+        #
+        #  Based on a filter by Matthew Wickline, posted to the BBEdit-Talk
+        #  mailing list: <http://tinyurl.com/yu7ue>
+        chars = [_xml_encode_email_char_at_random(ch)
+                 for ch in "mailto:" + addr]
+        # Strip the mailto: from the visible part.
+        addr = '<a href="%s">%s</a>' \
+               % (''.join(chars), ''.join(chars[7:]))
+        return addr
+    
+    def _do_link_patterns(self, text):
+        """Caveat emptor: there isn't much guarding against link
+        patterns being formed inside other standard Markdown links, e.g.
+        inside a [link def][like this].
+
+        Dev Notes: *Could* consider prefixing regexes with a negative
+        lookbehind assertion to attempt to guard against this.
+        """
+        link_from_hash = {}
+        for regex, repl in self.link_patterns:
+            replacements = []
+            for match in regex.finditer(text):
+                if hasattr(repl, "__call__"):
+                    href = repl(match)
+                else:
+                    href = match.expand(repl)
+                replacements.append((match.span(), href))
+            for (start, end), href in reversed(replacements):
+                escaped_href = (
+                    href.replace('"', '&quot;')  # b/c of attr quote
+                        # To avoid markdown <em> and <strong>:
+                        .replace('*', g_escape_table['*'])
+                        .replace('_', g_escape_table['_']))
+                link = '<a href="%s">%s</a>' % (escaped_href, text[start:end])
+                hash = _hash_text(link)
+                link_from_hash[hash] = link
+                text = text[:start] + hash + text[end:]
+        for hash, link in link_from_hash.items():
+            text = text.replace(hash, link)
+        return text
+    
+    def _unescape_special_chars(self, text):
+        # Swap back in all the special characters we've hidden.
+        for ch, hash in g_escape_table.items():
+            text = text.replace(hash, ch)
+        return text
+
+    def _outdent(self, text):
+        # Remove one level of line-leading tabs or spaces
+        return self._outdent_re.sub('', text)
+
+
+class MarkdownWithExtras(Markdown):
+    """A markdowner class that enables most extras:
+
+    - footnotes
+    - code-color (only has effect if 'pygments' Python module on path)
+
+    These are not included:
+    - pyshell (specific to Python-related documenting)
+    - code-friendly (because it *disables* part of the syntax)
+    - link-patterns (because you need to specify some actual
+      link-patterns anyway)
+    """
+    extras = ["footnotes", "code-color"]
+
+
+#---- internal support functions
+
+# From http://aspn.activestate.com/ASPN/Cookbook/Python/Recipe/52549
+def _curry(*args, **kwargs):
+    function, args = args[0], args[1:]
+    def result(*rest, **kwrest):
+        combined = kwargs.copy()
+        combined.update(kwrest)
+        return function(*args + rest, **combined)
+    return result
+
+# Recipe: regex_from_encoded_pattern (1.0)
+def _regex_from_encoded_pattern(s):
+    """'foo'    -> re.compile(re.escape('foo'))
+       '/foo/'  -> re.compile('foo')
+       '/foo/i' -> re.compile('foo', re.I)
+    """
+    if s.startswith('/') and s.rfind('/') != 0:
+        # Parse it: /PATTERN/FLAGS
+        idx = s.rfind('/')
+        pattern, flags_str = s[1:idx], s[idx+1:]
+        flag_from_char = {
+            "i": re.IGNORECASE,
+            "l": re.LOCALE,
+            "s": re.DOTALL,
+            "m": re.MULTILINE,
+            "u": re.UNICODE,
+        }
+        flags = 0
+        for char in flags_str:
+            try:
+                flags |= flag_from_char[char]
+            except KeyError:
+                raise ValueError("unsupported regex flag: '%s' in '%s' "
+                                 "(must be one of '%s')"
+                                 % (char, s, ''.join(flag_from_char.keys())))
+        return re.compile(s[1:idx], flags)
+    else: # not an encoded regex
+        return re.compile(re.escape(s))
+
+# Recipe: dedent (0.1.2)
+def _dedentlines(lines, tabsize=8, skip_first_line=False):
+    """_dedentlines(lines, tabsize=8, skip_first_line=False) -> dedented lines
+    
+        "lines" is a list of lines to dedent.
+        "tabsize" is the tab width to use for indent width calculations.
+        "skip_first_line" is a boolean indicating if the first line should
+            be skipped for calculating the indent width and for dedenting.
+            This is sometimes useful for docstrings and similar.
+    
+    Same as dedent() except operates on a sequence of lines. Note: the
+    lines list is modified **in-place**.
+    """
+    DEBUG = False
+    if DEBUG: 
+        print "dedent: dedent(..., tabsize=%d, skip_first_line=%r)"\
+              % (tabsize, skip_first_line)
+    indents = []
+    margin = None
+    for i, line in enumerate(lines):
+        if i == 0 and skip_first_line: continue
+        indent = 0
+        for ch in line:
+            if ch == ' ':
+                indent += 1
+            elif ch == '\t':
+                indent += tabsize - (indent % tabsize)
+            elif ch in '\r\n':
+                continue # skip all-whitespace lines
+            else:
+                break
+        else:
+            continue # skip all-whitespace lines
+        if DEBUG: print "dedent: indent=%d: %r" % (indent, line)
+        if margin is None:
+            margin = indent
+        else:
+            margin = min(margin, indent)
+    if DEBUG: print "dedent: margin=%r" % margin
+
+    if margin is not None and margin > 0:
+        for i, line in enumerate(lines):
+            if i == 0 and skip_first_line: continue
+            removed = 0
+            for j, ch in enumerate(line):
+                if ch == ' ':
+                    removed += 1
+                elif ch == '\t':
+                    removed += tabsize - (removed % tabsize)
+                elif ch in '\r\n':
+                    if DEBUG: print "dedent: %r: EOL -> strip up to EOL" % line
+                    lines[i] = lines[i][j:]
+                    break
+                else:
+                    raise ValueError("unexpected non-whitespace char %r in "
+                                     "line %r while removing %d-space margin"
+                                     % (ch, line, margin))
+                if DEBUG:
+                    print "dedent: %r: %r -> removed %d/%d"\
+                          % (line, ch, removed, margin)
+                if removed == margin:
+                    lines[i] = lines[i][j+1:]
+                    break
+                elif removed > margin:
+                    lines[i] = ' '*(removed-margin) + lines[i][j+1:]
+                    break
+            else:
+                if removed:
+                    lines[i] = lines[i][removed:]
+    return lines
+
+def _dedent(text, tabsize=8, skip_first_line=False):
+    """_dedent(text, tabsize=8, skip_first_line=False) -> dedented text
+
+        "text" is the text to dedent.
+        "tabsize" is the tab width to use for indent width calculations.
+        "skip_first_line" is a boolean indicating if the first line should
+            be skipped for calculating the indent width and for dedenting.
+            This is sometimes useful for docstrings and similar.
+    
+    textwrap.dedent(s), but don't expand tabs to spaces
+    """
+    lines = text.splitlines(1)
+    _dedentlines(lines, tabsize=tabsize, skip_first_line=skip_first_line)
+    return ''.join(lines)
+
+
+class _memoized(object):
+   """Decorator that caches a function's return value each time it is called.
+   If called later with the same arguments, the cached value is returned, and
+   not re-evaluated.
+
+   http://wiki.python.org/moin/PythonDecoratorLibrary
+   """
+   def __init__(self, func):
+      self.func = func
+      self.cache = {}
+   def __call__(self, *args):
+      try:
+         return self.cache[args]
+      except KeyError:
+         self.cache[args] = value = self.func(*args)
+         return value
+      except TypeError:
+         # uncachable -- for instance, passing a list as an argument.
+         # Better to not cache than to blow up entirely.
+         return self.func(*args)
+   def __repr__(self):
+      """Return the function's docstring."""
+      return self.func.__doc__
+
+
+def _xml_oneliner_re_from_tab_width(tab_width):
+    """Standalone XML processing instruction regex."""
+    return re.compile(r"""
+        (?:
+            (?<=\n\n)       # Starting after a blank line
+            |               # or
+            \A\n?           # the beginning of the doc
+        )
+        (                           # save in $1
+            [ ]{0,%d}
+            (?:
+                <\?\w+\b\s+.*?\?>   # XML processing instruction
+                |
+                <\w+:\w+\b\s+.*?/>  # namespaced single tag
+            )
+            [ \t]*
+            (?=\n{2,}|\Z)       # followed by a blank line or end of document
+        )
+        """ % (tab_width - 1), re.X)
+_xml_oneliner_re_from_tab_width = _memoized(_xml_oneliner_re_from_tab_width)
+
+def _hr_tag_re_from_tab_width(tab_width):
+     return re.compile(r"""
+        (?:
+            (?<=\n\n)       # Starting after a blank line
+            |               # or
+            \A\n?           # the beginning of the doc
+        )
+        (                       # save in \1
+            [ ]{0,%d}
+            <(hr)               # start tag = \2
+            \b                  # word break
+            ([^<>])*?           # 
+            /?>                 # the matching end tag
+            [ \t]*
+            (?=\n{2,}|\Z)       # followed by a blank line or end of document
+        )
+        """ % (tab_width - 1), re.X)
+_hr_tag_re_from_tab_width = _memoized(_hr_tag_re_from_tab_width)
+
+
+def _xml_encode_email_char_at_random(ch):
+    r = random()
+    # Roughly 10% raw, 45% hex, 45% dec.
+    # '@' *must* be encoded. I [John Gruber] insist.
+    # Issue 26: '_' must be encoded.
+    if r > 0.9 and ch not in "@_":
+        return ch
+    elif r < 0.45:
+        # The [1:] is to drop leading '0': 0x63 -> x63
+        return '&#%s;' % hex(ord(ch))[1:]
+    else:
+        return '&#%s;' % ord(ch)
+
+
+
+#---- mainline
+
+class _NoReflowFormatter(optparse.IndentedHelpFormatter):
+    """An optparse formatter that does NOT reflow the description."""
+    def format_description(self, description):
+        return description or ""
+
+def _test():
+    import doctest
+    doctest.testmod()
+
+def main(argv=None):
+    if argv is None:
+        argv = sys.argv
+    if not logging.root.handlers:
+        logging.basicConfig()
+
+    usage = "usage: %prog [PATHS...]"
+    version = "%prog "+__version__
+    parser = optparse.OptionParser(prog="markdown2", usage=usage,
+        version=version, description=cmdln_desc,
+        formatter=_NoReflowFormatter())
+    parser.add_option("-v", "--verbose", dest="log_level",
+                      action="store_const", const=logging.DEBUG,
+                      help="more verbose output")
+    parser.add_option("--encoding",
+                      help="specify encoding of text content")
+    parser.add_option("--html4tags", action="store_true", default=False, 
+                      help="use HTML 4 style for empty element tags")
+    parser.add_option("-s", "--safe", metavar="MODE", dest="safe_mode",
+                      help="sanitize literal HTML: 'escape' escapes "
+                           "HTML meta chars, 'replace' replaces with an "
+                           "[HTML_REMOVED] note")
+    parser.add_option("-x", "--extras", action="append",
+                      help="Turn on specific extra features (not part of "
+                           "the core Markdown spec). Supported values: "
+                           "'code-friendly' disables _/__ for emphasis; "
+                           "'code-color' adds code-block syntax coloring; "
+                           "'link-patterns' adds auto-linking based on patterns; "
+                           "'footnotes' adds the footnotes syntax;"
+                           "'xml' passes one-liner processing instructions and namespaced XML tags;"
+                           "'pyshell' to put unindented Python interactive shell sessions in a <code> block.")
+    parser.add_option("--use-file-vars",
+                      help="Look for and use Emacs-style 'markdown-extras' "
+                           "file var to turn on extras. See "
+                           "<http://code.google.com/p/python-markdown2/wiki/Extras>.")
+    parser.add_option("--link-patterns-file",
+                      help="path to a link pattern file")
+    parser.add_option("--self-test", action="store_true",
+                      help="run internal self-tests (some doctests)")
+    parser.add_option("--compare", action="store_true",
+                      help="run against Markdown.pl as well (for testing)")
+    parser.set_defaults(log_level=logging.INFO, compare=False,
+                        encoding="utf-8", safe_mode=None, use_file_vars=False)
+    opts, paths = parser.parse_args()
+    log.setLevel(opts.log_level)
+
+    if opts.self_test:
+        return _test()
+
+    if opts.extras:
+        extras = {}
+        for s in opts.extras:
+            splitter = re.compile("[,;: ]+")
+            for e in splitter.split(s):
+                if '=' in e:
+                    ename, earg = e.split('=', 1)
+                    try:
+                        earg = int(earg)
+                    except ValueError:
+                        pass
+                else:
+                    ename, earg = e, None
+                extras[ename] = earg
+    else:
+        extras = None
+
+    if opts.link_patterns_file:
+        link_patterns = []
+        f = open(opts.link_patterns_file)
+        try:
+            for i, line in enumerate(f.readlines()):
+                if not line.strip(): continue
+                if line.lstrip().startswith("#"): continue
+                try:
+                    pat, href = line.rstrip().rsplit(None, 1)
+                except ValueError:
+                    raise MarkdownError("%s:%d: invalid link pattern line: %r"
+                                        % (opts.link_patterns_file, i+1, line))
+                link_patterns.append(
+                    (_regex_from_encoded_pattern(pat), href))
+        finally:
+            f.close()
+    else:
+        link_patterns = None
+
+    from os.path import join, dirname, abspath, exists
+    markdown_pl = join(dirname(dirname(abspath(__file__))), "test",
+                       "Markdown.pl")
+    for path in paths:
+        if opts.compare:
+            print "==== Markdown.pl ===="
+            perl_cmd = 'perl %s "%s"' % (markdown_pl, path)
+            o = os.popen(perl_cmd)
+            perl_html = o.read()
+            o.close()
+            sys.stdout.write(perl_html)
+            print "==== markdown2.py ===="
+        html = markdown_path(path, encoding=opts.encoding,
+                             html4tags=opts.html4tags,
+                             safe_mode=opts.safe_mode,
+                             extras=extras, link_patterns=link_patterns,
+                             use_file_vars=opts.use_file_vars)
+        sys.stdout.write(
+            html.encode(sys.stdout.encoding or "utf-8", 'xmlcharrefreplace'))
+        if opts.compare:
+            test_dir = join(dirname(dirname(abspath(__file__))), "test")
+            if exists(join(test_dir, "test_markdown2.py")):
+                sys.path.insert(0, test_dir)
+                from test_markdown2 import norm_html_from_html
+                norm_html = norm_html_from_html(html)
+                norm_perl_html = norm_html_from_html(perl_html)
+            else:
+                norm_html = html
+                norm_perl_html = perl_html
+            print "==== match? %r ====" % (norm_perl_html == norm_html)
+
+
+if __name__ == "__main__":
+    sys.exit( main(sys.argv) )
+
--- a/weeklyupdates/post.py
+++ b/weeklyupdates/post.py
@@ -1,11 +1,21 @@
 import datetime
 from genshi.filters import HTMLSanitizer
 from genshi.input import HTML
+import markdown2
+import re
+
+link_patterns = (
+    (re.compile(r'(https?://.*\b)'), r'\1'),
+    (re.compile(r'bug[\s:#]+(\d{3,7})\b'), r'https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug?id=\1'),
+)
+
+md = markdown2.Markdown(html4tags=True, tab_width=2, extras=['link-patterns'],
+                        link_patterns=link_patterns)
 
 class Post(object):
     username = None
     postdate = None
     posttime = None
     completed = None
     planned = None
     tags = None
@@ -14,20 +24,20 @@ class Post(object):
         if record is not None:
             self.username, self.postdate, self.posttime, self.completed, self.planned, self.tags = record
             self.postdate = datetime.date.fromordinal(self.postdate)
             self.posttime = datetime.datetime.fromtimestamp(self.posttime)
 
     def getcompleted(self):
         if self.completed is None:
             return None
-        return HTML(self.completed) | HTMLSanitizer()
+        return HTML(md.convert(self.completed)) | HTMLSanitizer()
 
     def getplanned(self):
         if self.planned is None:
             return None
-        return HTML(self.planned) | HTMLSanitizer()
+        return HTML(md.convert(self.planned)) | HTMLSanitizer()
 
     def gettags(self):
         if self.tags is None:
             return None
-        return HTML(self.tags) | HTMLSanitizer()
+        return HTML(md.convert(self.tags)) | HTMLSanitizer()