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Python Markdown extension for task lists with checkboxes

Project description

[Markdown Checklist](

a [Python Markdown]( extension for lists of
tasks with checkboxes

inspired by
[GitHub task lists](

* [ ] foo
* [x] bar
* [ ] baz


<li><input type="checkbox" disabled> foo</li>
<li><input type="checkbox" disabled checked> bar</li>
<li><input type="checkbox" disabled> baz</li>

* a dash can be used instead of an asterisk for list items
* both upper- and lowercase "x" are accepted to activate checkboxes


$ pip install markdown-checklist


import markdown
html = markdown.markdown(source, extensions=['markdown_checklist.extension'])


import markdown
from markdown_checklist.extension import ChecklistExtension
html = markdown.markdown(source, extensions=[ChecklistExtension()])

There is also a small JavaScript/jQuery library to make checkboxes interactive:

new Checklists("article", function(checkbox, callback) {
var uri = checkbox.closest("article").find("h1 a").attr("href");
jQuery.get(uri, callback);
}, function(markdown, checkbox, callback) {
var uri = checkbox.closest("article").find("h1 a").attr("href");
type: "put",
uri: uri,
data: markdown,
success: callback

See included `checklists.js` for details.

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