Am 15.08.2018 um 15:57 schrieb Allin Cottrell:
On Wed, 15 Aug 2018, Sven Schreiber wrote:

Am 15.08.2018 um 14:36 schrieb Allin Cottrell:

I thought the idea of markdown was that you don't necessarily have to transform it in order to be nicely human-readable?

That's the claim, but there's a problem with line lengths. A single newline in markdown text translates to a "hard" HTML linebreak, <br>.
So authors who want the body of a paragraph to reflow on demand do not insert such breaks. So, in turn, we get super-long lines in raw markdown.

Hm, not sure if that's correct. Looking at (the source version) of the syntax description at suggests that you can have (single) newlines in the source without getting hard <br /> things. (Compare the html result

Instead the syntax intro there says: "When you do want to insert a <br /> break tag using Markdown, you end a line with two or more spaces, then type return. ... "a simplistic “every line break is a <br />” rule wouldn’t work for Markdown"