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Do you need to have a generator or an app of some sort that would convert the Textile markup you did to its equivalent HTML?

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Yes to both. Or mostly, depending upon a potential inaccuracy in your question.

Textile is just a simplified markup convention. Browsers won't do anything with it; as far as they're concerned it's just text. You'll need a pre-processor of some sort to generate HTML from it. Some text editors support this directly, there are command-line scripts and web-based tools that'll do it, and probably any major content management system you run across will have a plugin or sometimes native support for it.

The mostly is that Textile is not for generating pages, only content; it's primarily intended for text. You can't create an entire HTML document(eg. <html><head> etc.) with it.

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I see. I thought there's an app/library of some sort that can generate an HTML file for my Textile markup. – Panoy Jan 9 '13 at 7:13

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