Pandoc Test Suite

This is a set of tests for pandoc. Most of them are adapted from John Gruber's markdown test suite.


Level 2 with an embedded link

Level 3 with emphasis

Level 4

Level 5

Level 1

Level 2 with emphasis

Level 3

with no blank line

Level 2

with no blank line


Here's a regular paragraph.

In Markdown 1.0.0 and earlier. Version 8. This line turns into a list item. Because a hard-wrapped line in the middle of a paragraph looked like a list item.

Here's one with a bullet. * criminey.

There should be a hard line break

Block Quotes

E-mail style:

This is a block quote. It is pretty short.

Code in a block quote:

sub status {
    print "working";

A list:

  1. item one
  2. item two

Nested block quotes:



This should not be a block quote: 2 > 1.



sub status {
    print "working";
  1. do laundry
  2. take out the trash

Here's a nested one:

Joe said:

Don't quote me.

And a following paragraph.

Code Blocks


---- (should be four hyphens)

sub status {
    print "working";

this code block is indented by one tab


    this code block is indented by two tabs

These should not be escaped:  \$ \\ \> \[ \{



Asterisks tight:

Asterisks loose:

Pluses tight:

Pluses loose:

Minuses tight:

Minuses loose:



  1. First
  2. Second
  3. Third


  1. One
  2. Two
  3. Three

Loose using tabs:

  1. First

  2. Second

  3. Third

and using spaces:

  1. One

  2. Two

  3. Three

Multiple paragraphs:

  1. Item 1, graf one.

    Item 1. graf two. The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog's back.

  2. Item 2.

  3. Item 3.


Here's another:

  1. First
  2. Second:
  3. Third

Same thing but with paragraphs:

  1. First

  2. Second:

  3. Third

Tabs and spaces

Fancy list markers

  1. begins with 2
  2. and now 3

    with a continuation

    1. sublist with roman numerals, starting with 4
    2. more items
      1. a subsublist
      2. a subsublist


  1. Upper Alpha
    1. Upper Roman.
      1. Decimal start with 6
        1. Lower alpha with paren


  1. Autonumber.
  2. More.
    1. Nested.


Stringed musical instrument.
Torture device.
Low-voiced stringed instrument.

HTML Blocks

Simple block on one line:


And nested without indentation:


Interpreted markdown in a table:

This is emphasized. And this is strong

Here's a simple block:


This should be a code block, though:


As should this:


Now, nested:


This should just be an HTML comment:


Code block:

<!-- Comment -->

Just plain comment, with trailing spaces on the line:


<hr />


Inline Markup

This is emphasized, and so is this.

This is strong, and so is this.

An emphasized link.

This is strong and em.

So is this word.

This is strong and em.

So is this word.

This is code: >, $, \, \$, <html>.

Smart quotes, ellipses, dashes

"Hello," said the spider. "'Shelob' is my name."

'A', 'B', and 'C' are letters.

'Oak,' 'elm,' and 'beech' are names of trees. So is 'pine.'

'He said, "I want to go."' Were you alive in the 70's?

Here is some quoted 'code' and a "quoted link".

Some dashes: one---two --- three--four -- five.

Dashes between numbers: 5-7, 255-66, 1987-1999.

Ellipses...and. . .and . . . .


These shouldn't be math:

Here's a LaTeX table:

\begin{tabular}{|l|l|}\hline Animal & Number \\ \hline Dog & 2 \\ Cat & 1 \\ \hline \end{tabular}

Special Characters

Here is some unicode:

AT&T has an ampersand in their name.

AT&T is another way to write it.

This & that.

4 < 5.

6 > 5.

Backslash: \

Backtick: `

Asterisk: *

Underscore: _

Left brace: {

Right brace: }

Left bracket: [

Right bracket: ]

Left paren: (

Right paren: )

Greater-than: >

Hash: #

Period: .

Bang: !

Plus: +

Minus: -



Just a URL.

URL and title.

URL and title.

URL and title.

URL and title

URL and title

Email link (nobody [at]



Foo bar.

Foo bar.

Foo bar.

With embedded [brackets].

b by itself should be a link.

Indented once.

Indented twice.

Indented thrice.

This should [not] be a link.

[not]: /url

Foo bar.

Foo biz.

With ampersands

Here's a link with an ampersand in the URL.

Here's a link with an amersand in the link text: AT&T.

Here's an inline link.

Here's an inline link in pointy braces.


With an ampersand:

An e-mail address: nobody [at]


Auto-links should not occur here: <>

or here: <>


From "Voyage dans la Lune" by Georges Melies (1902):


Here is a movie movie icon.


Here is a footnote reference(1), and another(longnote). This should not be a footnote reference, because it contains a space^(my note).

(1) Here is the footnote. It can go anywhere in the document, not just at the end.

(longnote) Here's the other note. This one contains multiple blocks.

Caret characters are used to indicate that the blocks all belong to a single footnote (as with block quotes).

  { <code> }

If you want, you can use a caret at the beginning of every line, as with blockquotes, but all that you need is a caret at the beginning of the first line of the block and any preceding blank lines.