This is the web site of Denis Defreyne, a software engineer living in Berlin.

There are many embedded plaintext metadata formats

There are multiple ways of associating metadata in plaintext files, depending on the file format:

  • The Front matter (used in Nanoc, Jekyll, …) can be used for any plaintext file format.

  • AsciiDoc has its own metadata format.

  • HTML has meta tags.

Impact on Nanoc

Nanoc only supports front matter natively, though with some preprocessor logic, other types of metadata could be extracted.