numbered list bug in

John Gruber gruber at
Thu Jul 20 15:44:14 EDT 2006

A. Pagaltzis <pagaltzis at> 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.


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