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

david parsons orc at
Wed Mar 5 11:22:15 EST 2008

In article <fa4efbc00802291558t35aeed62o329ed3bde495e3a0 at>,
Yuri Takhteyev <markdown-discuss at> wrote:

>Is it so much work, though, to then change the numbers of just the

>first two items to "1." and "2."? Note that I am not suggesting that

>all numbers must be consecutive - just the first two. In fact, I

>would also throw in the idea of making the numbers themselves optional

>for all subsequent elements. I.e. the following should be enough:


>1. Item one

>2. Item two

> . Item three

> . Item four

> . Item five

But that's not very readable, is it?

When I look at a list in the source document, I'd expect to see
a list. I don't know of very many (if any) cases where the
numbers in the list just sort of trail off and leave every item
prefixed with a bullet.

-david parsons

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