RFC: Remove <p> Paragraph Tags between <li> Tags
waylan at gmail.com
Sat Nov 23 21:19:45 EST 2013
On Saturday, November 23, 2013, Mariusz Wojcik wrote:
> <li>[About Me](/about-me.html)</li>
> <p><li><a href="/">Home</a></li>
> <li><a href="/about-me.html">About Me</a></li>
> <li><a href="/projects.html">Projects</a></li></p>
> Is this a bug or a feature? I think it shouldn't be that way because the
> Tags around `li`s are illegal.
As the docs  state: “Markdown is smart enough not to add extra
(unwanted) `<p>` tags around HTML block-level tags.” The key there is
“block-level tags” which `<li>`s are not ( go ahead and check the HTML spec
on that). If you want to create raw HTML lists, then you need to wrap them
in the appropriate block-level tag yourself.
This is a case of garbage in - garbage out. When you're using raw HTML, you
need to use valid HTML. Markdown will not fix your invalid HTML for you.
So, in your case, a `<li>` not in a `<ol>` or `<ul>` in not valid HTML.
Therefore markdown doesn't fix it to make it valid. Markdown's
understanding of HTML is way to limited for that.
Hope that explains things for you.
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