I am working on an open source project with an MIT license. The project takes markdown and parses it into HTML pages. (I know it's been done before but I was bored) And I'm a little confused on how people would be able to follow the attribution requirement with the license. All it does is generate the HTML, so I'm not sure if people should have a code comment giving attribution or something. I know this might sound like a noob question but licenses are just beyond me.
As we discuss in this question, the output of a piece of free software is not generally governed by the licence on the piece of software. So if someone is taking your tool and using it to generate HTML from their own markdown, then publishing that HTML, the MIT licence doesn't govern those HTML pages, and they are not required to attribute you on them.
If people start distributing copies of your tool, then they are required to preserve your copyright notices (and some other text besides), and that's how you'll be attributed.