Chili 1.1 Released Today

UPDATE: Chili 1.2 has been released


  • Added support for backreferences in recipe steps. Due to the mechanics of the parsing engine this was not possible before, without a proper renumbering, which is now transparently done by Chili.
  • Fixed a bug in the JavaScript recipe which prevented correct highlighting of single and double quoted strings containing escaped quotes.
  • Added support for PHP highlighting, with all of its 3309 functions.
  • Presented in the examples a new method for configuring Chili, on a per file basis.
  • The examples have been updated to reflect new versions of Chili and jQuery.
  • Added a brand new example where Chili highlights PHP. (the script was used to generate the dictionary pattern for all PHP functions, included in the PHP recipe)


  • download all in a zip
  • read the manual
  • test Chili highlighting Chili
  • test Chili highlighting jQuery
  • test Chili highlighting PHP