spaces and newlines before list markers (was: evolving the spec)

Joseph Lorenzo Hall joehall at
Sun Mar 2 11:56:26 EST 2008

Sounds like there are quite a few people who write intuitively by
placing a space or two before a list marker. Next question: what if
we only allowed a fixed number of whitespaces before a list marker?
For example, what if the spec said 0-1 whitespace characters before a
list marker?

Is that too rigid?

This would accommodate those of us that write with a space before a
list marker, but wouldn't capture my edge case (with the "2008."
indented three spaces on a newline). best, Joe

Joseph Lorenzo Hall
UC Berkeley School of Information

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