markdown to html using a specified css


Question

First, let me say - I love markdown. Truly love it. It's simple, it's elegant, it's sexy, it's everything I wish for in a markup language. If I could, I'd propose to it :)

So far I've been using it in a very nice and simple way, Vim + python-markdown = fast preview in my browser of choice.

But, it has one drawback ... the css sheet is hardcoded somewhere inside the plugin, and I can't change it. Note: I know zero python, or something very close to it.

Is there a markdown to -various formats- plugin that lets you specify a css page to use, so that I could have several and create several versions of the same document using the one I wish at that time?

It would go something like

markdown  my-document-in.markdown  css-sheet.css  cool-looking-document.html
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2/25/2012 8:55:22 PM

Using https://github.com/trentm/python-markdown2/ (specifically https://raw.github.com/trentm/python-markdown2/master/lib/markdown2.py), I wrote a small script which when called as generator.py input.markdown styles.css pretty.html (assuming you saved it as generator.py) uses the python-markdown2 library to convert the markdown to HTML, embeds the css file in the top and writes it to pretty.html.

import markdown2
import os, sys


output = """<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">

<head>
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <style type="text/css">
"""

cssin = open(sys.argv[2])
output += cssin.read()

output += """
    </style>
</head>

<body>
"""
mkin = open(sys.argv[1])
output += markdown2.markdown(mkin.read())

output += """</body>

</html>
"""

outfile = open(sys.argv[3])
outfile.write(output)
outfile.close()`

Copy the linked file from github and the code above into a folder together and it should run fine. I've tested it locally and it works. Hope it can help you too.

7
2/27/2012 7:04:20 PM

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