What is meta? ×
Meta Stack Exchange is where users like you discuss bugs, features, and support issues that affect the software powering all 130 Stack Exchange communities.

I was trying to make a list of example sentences that should better written in a comment, rather than writing then in the question.

I have tried with the following Markdown, but the result was not the expected one.

- 
> I have looked for a similar question, but I could not find it. If this is a duplicate, feel free to delete it.

- 
> This question is not a duplicate of that question; they are similar, but I have different requirements.

-
> @Downvoters: Is this question so bad?

The text is rendered as follows.

  • I have looked for a similar question, but I could not find it. If this is a duplicate, feel free to delete it.

  • This question is not a duplicate of that question; they are similar, but I have different requirements.

-

@Downvoters: Is this question so bad?

The first two points are rendered correctly, but the third one is not rendered in the same way.

If I don't write the > character in a new line, the following text is not quoted.

  • > First point.
  • > Second point.

Is there a way to make a list of quotes that is rendered as I am expecting, or should I just avoid to make a list, and put <!-- break --> between the quotes?

share|improve this question
    
The third looks like this because you don't have a space after the - character (newline !== space). Adding a space made it look like the other two.. –  Shadow Wizard Jun 12 '12 at 13:37
    
Whoops, you are right. May you post it as answer? :) –  kiamlaluno Jun 12 '12 at 13:39
    
Done! :-) –  Shadow Wizard Jun 12 '12 at 13:42

2 Answers 2

up vote 7 down vote accepted

You were missing a mere blank space.

In the third list item you don't have a space after the - character (keep in mind that newline !== space).

Adding a space made it look like the other two in the preview and "solve" this issue. :)

share|improve this answer
    
Ah +1. I didn't spot that. :) –  Bart Jun 12 '12 at 13:46
  • This seems to work

  • just fine for me

  • @kiamlaluno: Would you agree?

Or am I missing the point?

FYI, the markdown looks like this:

-   > This seems to work

-   > just fine for me

-   > @kiamlaluno: Would you agree?
share|improve this answer
    
I have tried adding more spaces, but I didn't add an empty line between the list items. –  kiamlaluno Jun 12 '12 at 13:31

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .