Parser Docs

Parser Overview

About This Document

Owen’s Markup Language (owml from now on) is a lightweight markup language. You can find the design specifications here.

In this document, we will briefly go over how to build from source and setup this parser in various enviroments.

About owml-parser

owml-parser is a parser for omwl. It is made in Rust using the nom library. This project aims to be no-std, meaning that it does not ship with a standard library, making it lighter weight and poetntially avalible on embedded devices.

This respository ( could be considered the main “hub” of Owen’s Markup Language, containing documentation for Owen’s Markup Language itself alongside the core, standardized parser for owml itself.


In this section, we will be going over how to install this parser.

Downloading stable owml-parser (Reccomended)

The stable, field-tested builds of owml-parser come out on it’s page.

Simply add the most recent version, displayed prominently on the site into your Cargo.toml file and you should be all set!

Downloading cutting-edge owml-parser

The most recently passing job artifacts (the system owml uses to automatically generate binaries on a sucsessful CI run).

  1. To get these “artifacts”, please visit the Pipelines page for owml and find the most recent passing build. It should have an icon similar to:

    Example icon

  2. If a job has an icon like this, please view to the right of it where it should have the following button:

    Example download button

  3. Please press the dropdown button and select Download img-build artifacts.

  4. Once you have downloaded the file, please unzip it and extract the libowml-parser.rlib file that should be located inside of the target/release/ folder.

  5. Congratulations! You have sucsessfully downloaded the cutting-edge owml release!

Building From Source

  1. To build from source, please first clone the git repository.

     git clone
  2. Once you have the git repository for owml saved locally, you will need to install Rust if you haven’t already. You can find the steps to do this here.

  3. After installing Rust, please cd into owml-parser/ and execute the following command to build owml

     cargo build --release
  4. This will build a release version of owml. It is reccomended to use the nightly version of Rust as it is guaranteed to work compared to Rust stable.

  5. Once the build has completed, you can use the owml-parser library. The .rlib file (by default) is stored in the newly-created target/release/ directory and should be called something similarly to owml_parser.rlib.