Embed markdown configuration in HTML comment?

Hello,

I would like to know why Hugo don’t uses Markdown comment for configuration of content files, this way we will be able to view markdown files without the noisy configuration at the top.

Something like that would be great :

<!--  
+++
date = 2015-02-16T18:46:54Z
draft = true
title = "The title"    
+++
-->

Thanks!

I cannot answer for the design desition, but I prefer it this way.

The metadata is part of the MD file, and this gets obvious once you see how GitHub renders YAML:

https://github.com/spf13/hugo/blob/master/docs/content/extras/pagination.md