Originally Posted by Flinx
The linked example shows why this way is essentially useless. The resulting text has line breaks on each line. A good converter for books has to try to set a line break only at the end of a paragraph.
Really not true at all. You can also use the convention that two line breaks in a row indicates a new paragraph like TeX and LaTeX do. It is trivial to convert between the two conventions using some simple program or a one line script.