Live Markup-Parsing Service

Give us a live link to the document you're writing, and we'll give you a live link to the parsed version of that document.


Here's a longer explanation:

Let's say you have a file in your Dropbox. It's written in plain-text, but it uses Markdown for its markup. You wish you could see what that document looks like if it were actually rendered, and you wish you had a public URL you could send your friends so they could see what your document looks like too.

This is what xwl.me does. You give it a link to an internet-accessible plain-text document, and xwl.me will give you several links, with each link being your document run through one of several markup language parsers.

Additionally, if you change the document on the web, all you need to do to see the changes in the rendered version is refresh the page! Xwl.me will always show the most up-to-date version of your file.


Here's an example:

Lets say I have a markdown-formatted document at http://lelandbatey.com/example.md . I want to see what my markdown file will look like when it's converted to HTML. To submit my URL to xwl, I'd type in "http://xwl.me/ar/[MY_URL_GOES_HERE!]".

For my example document, it'd look like this: http://xwl.me/ar/http://lelandbatey.com/example.md

When I navigate to http://xwl.me/ar/http://lelandbatey.com/example.md I get served a page that contains just the following:

    "parsedMD": "http://xwl.me/md/f34t26y4pfpt4oa",
    "parsedREST": "http://xwl.me/rs/f34t26y4pfpt4oa",
    "redirect": "http://xwl.me/r/f34t26y4pfpt4oa",
    "shortString": "f34t26y4pfpt4oa"

You have your "parsedMD" url which is your doc parsed as Markdown, the "parsedREST" which is parsed using the reStructuredText parser, and "redirect" which redirects anyone who visits it to your source file.

You'll notice that each of these URL's is exactly the same, except for the couple of letters in the middle. That's intentional so you can easily access the different operations that can be run on your file.


Get Started!

To get started, just add http://xwl.me/ar/ in front of any url to a plain text document!