[kramdown-users] Bug in list parsing

Shawn Van Ittersum svicalifornia at gmail.com
Mon Aug 16 18:04:15 EDT 2010

Hi Thomas,

Given that this difference causes problems for email-wrapped text, and "the single biggest source of inspiration for Markdown's syntax is the format of plain text email," would you please reconsider the kramdown syntax?  What are the technical issues involved?


On Mon, 16 Aug 2010 23:23:44 +0200, Thomas Leitner wrote:
> On 2010-08-17 00:42 +0700 Shawn Van Ittersum wrote:
>> There's a problem with kramdown's recognition of list items with
>> "wrapped" or "lazy" indentation, whereby kramdown's output does not
>> match Markdown's.
>> <SNIP />
>> I'm working with Markdown-syntax text in email messages, which get
>> wrapped by mail transports beyond user control.  As Gruber says in
>> the Philosophy of Markdown, "the single biggest source of inspiration
>> for Markdown’s syntax is the format of plain text email."  So it
>> would be great if kramdown would handle this "wrapped" indentation of
>> lists as gracefully as Markdown does.
> See the syntax documentation for lists regarding this - it is one place
> where kramdown syntax is different from Markdown syntax.
> -- Thomas
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