Viewing YAML Metadata in your Documents

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Many blogging websites, like Jekyll with GitHub Pages, depend on
some YAML-formatted metadata at the beginning of your post. You know, the stuff that goes between dashes like this:

---
title: Blogging Like a Boss
---

Starting today, we’ll render this metadata within GitHub as an horizontal table, for easier reading:

Example of rendered YAML frontmatter

This rendering works for any prose document that GitHub supports, so you don’t need to use Jekyll or Markdown for this to appear. Check out github/markup for a full list of which prose documents we support.

Happy writing!