No way to indent text?

david parsons orc at
Wed Aug 5 13:15:30 EDT 2009

In article <3561cc6d0908042326j34319e38wc333e41e3a0743d5 at>,
Dan Dascalescu <markdown-discuss at> wrote:

>How could one indent (not quote) a block of text?


>This is commonly done in Wikipedia with one or more colons at the

>beginning of the line, and is very handy for threaded discussions.

It looks like what Wikipedia does is to use lists for indentation.
I don't know if the indentation is done by the wiki or if people
are expected to hand-format their followups, but it seems a bit
out of the scope of what markdown is capable of doing.

-david parsons

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