PLSQL Markdown to HTML
I have posted a PLSQL Markdown to HTML package on my github site (https://github.com/cmoore-sp/plsql-markdown-2-html).
There are times with Oracle APEX when a development team may want to provide users with the ability to host modest HTML sections. Using Markdown is a whole lot friendlier than HTML. The package will return an HTML formatted CLOB after parsing the markdown annotations.
The aim is to allow an application user to draft a quick post/message or email then let this format it to HTML.
I took advantage of the apex_util.string_to_table to help read through the CLOB. Thereby limiting the size to 32K. This allows the process to kick start without being bogged down. If we need to expand, we can.
I did not write a process for nesting lists. Given the intended use and audience, it seemed like a bridge too far. If we (collectively) need it, we can write it in.