Arne did post a great comment about the issue of only supporting a sub-set of Org-mode syntax within lazyblorg. Although I explained my reasons to write my own Org-mode parser, he made me think.
I already knew pandoc which is a universal document converter. However, I was not aware that I could use pandoc within Python via pypandoc.
A short test did light up my mind:
import pypandoc; pypandoc.convert('- foo bar', 'html', format='org') resulted in
Well, this is a game changer.
Not only I could have made my Org-mode parser and HTML-izer much simpler in the first place. I now can easily add Org-mode elements which are not yet supported by my own parser.
As a first step, I integrated support for tables via pypandoc. So far, I am pleased by the result although I still have to test it in real life. Next will be support for lists.
Further more, I am thinking of using pypandoc as a fall-back converter for all not yet supported Org-mode syntax elements (via my own converter, of course).
|Next steps||Time range||Comment|
|Basic support for tables||done||This is my first lazyblorg-table!|
|Basic support for itemized lists||days to weeks|
|Pypandoc as a fall-back||weeks||Let me think about this|
Stay tuned, stay curious.