list corner case

Tomas Doran bobtfish at
Mon Sep 8 13:45:39 EDT 2008

On 8 Sep 2008, at 02:24, John MacFarlane wrote:

> I'm curious how people think the following *should* be interpreted:


> - one

> 2. two




> As you can see, implementations split into three groups here:


> (a) treat as an unordered list

>, Python markdown, MultiMarkdown, BlueCloth,

> MarkdownJ,

> Showdown


> (b) treat as an unordered list with an ordered sublist

> PHP Markdown, Text::Markdown, Pandoc


> (c) treat as an unordered list followed by an ordered list

> Maruku, Discount, PEG Markdown


Nice case.. I think that what Text::Markdown is doing here (i.e.
option B) is _wrong_..

My gut feeling is that option (c) is what users expect, otherwise
they wouldn't have changed the list item marker - however if the
community has very strong feelings that (a) is more 'correct' then
I'll go with that.


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