Last modified: 2006-03-21 20:53:29 UTC
Creating lists were list items include code listing, images,
etc. is very frustrating in all wikis that I tried. List numbering, indentation etc
break. Unnumbered paragraphs cannot be easily added in the middle of a numbered list,
You can check several bugs filed for this issue at the mediawiki
website, for example this one: http://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1581
Various plugins, patches, etc. are just workarounds or hacks.
Here is a suggested solution: LET ME EXPLICITLY START AND TERMINATE LISTS.
A list could be started with #( and terminated with )#.
The #( string should be translated to <OL><LI>; )# should terminate the list with </OL>.
List items should be entered as usual, with a hash #.
A similar extension should be used for bulleted lists, i.e. *( and )*.
Note that such markup should be fairly easy to parse. It also does not conflict with
existing pages. Both types of lists styles can co-exist in one document! Editors can
continue to use # or * for simple lists and #( )# or *( )* for more complex layouts.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 1115 ***