numbered list bug in

A. Pagaltzis pagaltzis at
Thu Jul 20 17:42:56 EDT 2006

Hi John,

* John Gruber <gruber at> [2006-07-20 21:45]:

> A. Pagaltzis <pagaltzis at> wrote on 7/13/06 at 5:45 AM:

> >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?

to be conservative. Requiring three spaces is a slightly smaller
change of the newly documented behaviour than four, compared to
the existing undocumented one that someone out there *might* have
relied on.

> 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.

Yes, in terms of clarity of rules I would prefer requiring four.

Since I can only make suggestions, I picked a conservative one.
(I admit I should have specified my reasoning further.) If you as
the one who makes the final call decree that four is the right
number, I’ll be glad about that decision.

Aristotle Pagaltzis // <>

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