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Markdown

Use the REST API to render a markdown document as an HTML page or as raw text.

Render a Markdown document

Works with GitHub Apps

Parameters for "Render a Markdown document"

Headers
Name, Type, Description
accept string

Setting to application/vnd.github+json is recommended.

Body parameters
Name, Type, Description
text string Required

The Markdown text to render in HTML.

mode string

The rendering mode.

Default: markdown

Can be one of: markdown, gfm

context string

The repository context to use when creating references in gfm mode. For example, setting context to octo-org/octo-repo will change the text #42 into an HTML link to issue 42 in the octo-org/octo-repo repository.

HTTP response status codes for "Render a Markdown document"

Status codeDescription
200

OK

304

Not modified

Code samples for "Render a Markdown document"

post/markdown
curl -L \ -X POST \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ https://HOSTNAME/api/v3/markdown \ -d '{"text":"Hello **world**"}'

Example response

Status: 200
"<p>Hello <strong>world</strong></p>"

Render a Markdown document in raw mode

Works with GitHub Apps

You must send Markdown as plain text (using a Content-Type header of text/plain or text/x-markdown) to this endpoint, rather than using JSON format. In raw mode, GitHub Flavored Markdown is not supported and Markdown will be rendered in plain format like a README.md file. Markdown content must be 400 KB or less.

HTTP response status codes for "Render a Markdown document in raw mode"

Status codeDescription
200

OK

304

Not modified

Code samples for "Render a Markdown document in raw mode"

post/markdown/raw
curl -L \ -X POST \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ https://HOSTNAME/api/v3/markdown/raw \ -d '{"text":"Hello **world**"}'

Example response

Status: 200
"<p>Hello <strong>world</strong></p>"