Why doesn't Confluence use standard markup

I thought about using an offline editor like http://markdownpad.com/to prepare Confluence pages that I could later insert as markdown. Unfortunately Confluence uses its own "dialect" that is not compatible to this standard. What's the reason behind this and does there perhaps exist another Confluence-able offline editor?

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Hi Olvier,

I have no idea why this decision has been made.

But you could take a look at the following plugin to help you out:


Best regards,


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There is also a commercial offering: Markdown for Confluence

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