I would not say that the http://www.commonmark.org page does not clearly state its objectives. It all makes sense to me from the point of view of a programmer who has prior knowledge of the history of Markdown.
Rather I think I mean that if this project did start to become “de-facto” it could start to distance itself from the original intent of Markdown. I worry a little about the potential for new-comers to arrive here first before all else and not receive messages like “Markdown is intended to be as easy-to-read and easy-to-write as is feasible. Readability, however, is emphasized above all else.”.
I’m not necessarily saying that if you don’t do this you are committing an error. More-so that it could help ensure that conversations keep in mind that Markdown is about writing more than programming. Though, I understand that this is a programmers world and that I may be in the minority in thinking that Markdown is for more than programmers.
I also understand that if it did start to appeal to a greater audience that a new branch could emerge that catered to those folks…
Just trying to lookout for what I think has a lot of potential I suppose. I don’t mean to seem like I’m policing this effort, apologies if it comes across that way.