Documentation [was: Re: v8 DP3

Ali Lloyd ali.lloyd at
Fri Aug 28 10:09:15 EDT 2015

Hi James,
The format is indeed not straight markdown but more like YAML. The
Description element is the only part of it which is straight markdown.

You can find a complete description of the format in the Extending Livecode
guide in the dictionary, in the Specifications section.

On Fri, Aug 28, 2015 at 3:02 PM James Hale <james at> wrote:

> I too was interested in helping with the documentation but am a tad
> confused about its format.
> It is not quite straight markdown, at least as far as any markdown editors
> I have put it through.
> Also I had a look at the viewer.html and was blown away at how complicated
> it was.
> Not that we need to deal with it, but given that it doesn't quite seem to
> be able to translate the "markdown" of the documentation fully perhaps we
> need more info on the required formatting.
> As an example have a look at what it does to the "htmltext" entry. Things
> are fine until halfway through it and then things go awry.
> BTW the JavaScript for the dictionary uses a hover function for the found
> entries. Lovely effect on a desktop, disaster on a touch device. Surely I
> am not the only one who likes to use a touch device to read the web, and
> yes, the documentation.
> James
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