Disambiguate List Item Followed by Code Block

John MacFarlane jgm at berkeley.edu
Wed Feb 18 12:50:09 EST 2009

+++ David E. Wheeler [Feb 18 09 09:33 ]:

> Howdy,


> Quick question: Since list items with multiple paragraphs need to be

> indented four spaces, and code blocks are also indented four spaces, is

> there any way to disambiguate a list followed by a code block? Example:


> * This is a list

> item.

> * And so is this.


> Is this a second paragraph in the second list item,

> or a code block?


> It looks like Markdown.pl and discount agree that it should be a second

> paragraph. If that is indeed the standard, what should I do if I actually

> want to follow a list with a code block?

You can insert an HTML comment between them. It's a kludge, but
that's the only way I know of.

* This is a list
* And so is this.

<!-- end of list -->

Definitely a code block.

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