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From: John Gruber <gruber <at> fedora.net>
Subject: Re: numbered list bug in markdown.pl?
Newsgroups: gmane.text.markdown.general
Date: Thursday 20th July 2006 19:44:14 UTC (over 11 years ago)
A. Pagaltzis  wrote on 7/13/06 at 5:45 AM:

> But I don’t have documents any that rely on tiny indentation to
> mark up nested lists. There is nothing in the docs that specifies
> the behaviour of this case in detail. In fact I was surprised by
> the actual behaviour.
> 
> So I would argue that there is room to tweak the indentation
> rules, but none to tweak the numbering requirements. I would
> instead suggest that to start a nested list, the marker be
> required to be indented at least three spaces more than the
> preceeding item.

I agree. Why three though? It "feels" like a reasonable number,
but four spaces is the magic cut-off point in all the other places
where indentation matters in Markdown.

--J.G.
 
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