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Bug 4281 - Allow users to set a starting digit in ordered lists
Allow users to set a starting digit in ordered lists
Status: NEW
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Parser (Other open bugs)
1.6.x
All All
: Low enhancement with 2 votes (vote)
: ---
Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
: newparser
: 8134 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Blocks: 1584
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Reported: 2005-12-15 03:35 UTC by Allison Marles
Modified: 2014-09-23 23:36 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


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Description Allison Marles 2005-12-15 03:35:51 UTC
This bug is critical for my usage because I am trying to give a list of steps
interspersed with commands and images.  I cannot use <ol> and <li> because they
collapse stuff onto one line and the "#" command assumes that if you skip a line
you want to start a new list.  What I require is some sort of tags to denote a
whole list so that the # doesn't restart at 1 if I skip a line.

e.g. 
<list>
# blah
 foo bar
# baz qux
</list>
Comment 1 Borgx 2005-12-15 03:43:32 UTC
Maybe we should ask the developer to make enhancement, so that numbered list can
be started from any given number.

for example: 
#
#
# 

will result:
1.
2.
3.

#4
#
#

will result:
4
5
6
Comment 2 lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט 2005-12-15 04:35:12 UTC
(In reply to comment #1)
> Maybe we should ask the developer to make enhancement, so that numbered list can
> be started from any given number.
> 
> for example: ...

This will mean that you have to readjust the numbers if you insert inbetween of
1 and 3. In *addition* to your requirement I would say that

#++ should be easy to remember.

best regards reinhardt [[user:gangleri]]
Comment 3 Borgx 2005-12-15 04:39:51 UTC
#4, #++, <# start="4"> <ol start="4"> whatever.. I use any tag
Comment 4 Allison Marles 2005-12-15 14:33:10 UTC
One advantage of using the "#" command is that you don't have to re-number if
you insert something in the middle, so I would definitely prefer something
generic like #++ over specifying the number to start at.
Comment 5 Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason 2005-12-15 14:42:14 UTC
Note: The start="" attribute has been deprecated by the W3C, the only standards
compilant way of achiving the same is through style sheets, and I think only
Opera supports that.
Comment 6 Rob Church 2005-12-19 15:00:58 UTC
(In reply to comment #0)
> interspersed with commands and images.  I cannot use <ol> and <li> because they
> collapse stuff onto one line and the "#" command assumes that if you skip a line

Does

#Foo
#:More about Foo
#Bar
#:More about Bar

not do what you want?
Comment 7 Allison Marles 2005-12-19 15:34:16 UTC
(In reply to comment #6)
> (In reply to comment #0)
> > interspersed with commands and images.  I cannot use <ol> and <li> because they
> > collapse stuff onto one line and the "#" command assumes that if you skip a line
> 
> Does
> 
> #Foo
> #:More about Foo
> #Bar
> #:More about Bar
> 
> not do what you want?

No, because I want to be able to call a template on the "More about Foo" line
and if I do so, I end up with:
1. Foo
(result of template call goes here)
1. Bar

In addition to the above, the other thing I'm trying to intersperse with the
numbered points is a chunk of code with the dotted border style you get when you
indent by a single space. #: is as specific as #* in that it allows me to have a
new line with a specific leading character in the midst of my list.  I want to
be able to include anything that occurs to me, which is why what I'd really like
is "start" and "end" markers to essentially say "all # signs in this region
should increment consecutively regardless of what appears in between them" or,
more simply, "this section consitutes a single list".
Comment 8 Rob Church 2006-12-03 12:39:06 UTC
*** Bug 8134 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 9 Derk-Jan Hartman 2009-05-10 18:50:42 UTC
(In reply to comment #5)
> Note: The start="" attribute has been deprecated by the W3C

HTML 5 is undeprecating this attribute, perhaps it is time to revisit this problem? http://www.w3schools.com/tags/html5_ol.asp

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