attribute blocks for definition lists

Chris Lott chris at
Tue Jul 2 16:27:33 EDT 2013

On Mon, Jul 1, 2013 at 8:51 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 do it regularly, but I generally compose in Markdown without
thinking about it and I use definition lists with this syntax quite a
bit in other systems where it's standard, so it just comes naturally!

Chris Lott <chris at>

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