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Ground Controller Lvl 1
Message 1 of 18

Feature Request: Support Mermaid (markdown) graph diagrams in .md files

Mermaid is a very clever way to use Markdown syntax to create useful graph diagrams. 

 

Please add the feature to github markdown to support Mermaid. 

 

More info about Mermaid is available at the link below: 

 

https://mermaidjs.github.io/

 

There is also an interactive editor so you can see how cool it is. 

 

https://mermaidjs.github.io/mermaid-live-editor/

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Community Manager
Message 2 of 18

Re: Feature Request: Support Mermaid (markdown) graph diagrams in .md files

Hi @mmmurf,

 

Thanks for this feedback! We're always working to improve GitHub, Mermaid looks like a very cool project thank you for sharing, I've logged your feature request in our internal feature request list.

 

Though I can't guarantee anything or share a timeline for this, I can tell you that it's been shared with the appropriate teams for consideration.

 

Please let me know if you have any other questions.

Cheers!


I hope this helps,
Andrea

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Copilot Lvl 2
Message 3 of 18

Re: Feature Request: Support Mermaid (markdown) graph diagrams in .md files

@AndreaGriffiths11 What is the progress on this? We are waiting 4 years for this feature https://github.com/github/markup/issues/533

GitLab has this feature and many others. At this moment work efficiency is higher if using gitlab and seriously considering abandoning github.

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Ground Controller Lvl 1
Message 4 of 18

Re: Feature Request: Support Mermaid (markdown) graph diagrams in .md files

Looking for this as well - especially since implementation is pretty straightforward.

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Ground Controller Lvl 1
Message 5 of 18

Re: Feature Request: Support Mermaid (markdown) graph diagrams in .md files

Hello,

 

Any update on Mermaid support?

 

Thank you

Ground Controller Lvl 1
Message 6 of 18

Re: Feature Request: Support Mermaid (markdown) graph diagrams in .md files

Hi @mmmurf, I've created a browser extension that provides Mermaid rendering in GitHub. It's free and open source: https://github.com/BackMarket/github-mermaid-extension

 

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Copilot Lvl 3
Message 7 of 18

Re: Feature Request: Support Mermaid (markdown) graph diagrams in .md files

Thanks I just downloaded it
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Copilot Lvl 2
Message 8 of 18

Re: Feature Request: Support Mermaid (markdown) graph diagrams in .md files

The browser extension is cool. However, it'd be nice if GitHub supported something like this (Mermaid, PlantUML, something they come with on their own that accomplishes the same thing) because (1) we shouldn't have to share private work with a third-party in order to achieve the desired end-result (2) if it were enabled in GitHub itself, we wouldn't have to depend on folks having a plugin installed (3) it would likely also work as a way to embed into GitHub pages.

 

Having this feature in GitHub itself would be a game changer.

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Copilot Lvl 3
Message 9 of 18

Re: Feature Request: Support Mermaid (markdown) graph diagrams in .md files

You are right. It's not the same I guess, but I start somewhere.
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Copilot Lvl 3
Message 10 of 18

Re: Feature Request: Support Mermaid (markdown) graph diagrams in .md files

You are right. It's not the same I guess, but I have to start somewhere.