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What is the algorithm behind this? Does it attempts to find 2 similar pages of the same website and generate markdown from the diff of their DOM trees?

No, it's simply a service/tool that converts a html page into markdown. So let's say you have something like this:

  <p>Some wordy stuff <a href="example.com">with a link</a>
It would convert it into

  # Title

  Some wordy stuff [example.com](with a link)

Looks like it runs the page through a readability algorithm. From there, it probably has a pretty straight 1:1 html to markdown mapping.

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