attribute blocks for definition lists

Alan Hogan contact at
Mon Jul 1 14:34:03 EDT 2013

On Jul 1, 2013, at 8:33 AM, Matthieu Codron <codronm+markdown at> wrote:

> As I am using markdown to write documentation, I am often tempted to make links to terms in definition lists.


> Since this is not possible for now (at least in php markdown extra), […]

It is. You just have to write your anchors manually.

Term <a id="my-term"></a>

: Definition


On Jul 1, 2013, at 9:51 AM, Andy Lee <aglee at> wrote:

> Out of curiosity, do I understand correctly that


> term

> : definition


> is already in common usage when people write plain text? I was not aware of that, so if so, I may start adopting it in my own emails etc.

I have only ever seen it in Markdown source. It’s much more natural to use a trailing colon after the term.


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