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Bug 4522 - definition list abused for indentation purposes
definition list abused for indentation purposes
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 4521
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Page editing (Other open bugs)
1.6.x
PC Windows XP
: Normal normal (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Reported: 2006-01-07 19:02 UTC by Joris Gillis
Modified: 2006-01-07 19:03 UTC (History)
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Description Joris Gillis 2006-01-07 19:02:20 UTC
Wikipedians often use lines starting with one or more colons to indent a line:
e.g.
: this line is indented
:: double indented

I recently noticed that the generated HTML contains a definition list (<dl/>).
Obviously this is not a good means to indent text. (http://www.w3.org/TR/html401/struct/lists.html#h-
10.3)
Apparently, the mediawiki-syntax for defintion lists (;term : def) is being abused for visual effects.

I suggest that a <div style="margin-left: 2em"></div> is used instead of <dl><dd></dd></dl>, whenever 
a colon is found without a preceding semicolon.


keywords: indentation colon semicolon dl dt dd definition list abuse parser
Comment 1 Brion Vibber 2006-01-07 19:03:58 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 4521 ***

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