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I was editing http://stackoverflow.com/questions/2053029/ so the unordered list in the question was numbered to better correspond with the answer. I changed the first list item from a '-' to '1.' and in the preview block below, the rest of the list items changed to numbered items. However, when I saved my changes, only the first item was in a numbered list. In this case, the preview is probably incorrect, and should be changed to reflect what will actually be displayed in the question.

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I just had this problem in v1 of SO answer 2785191. –  Chris Johnsen May 7 '10 at 18:09

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(@Jeff) No, you created a list differently than how the OP described it:

...unordered list in the question... I changed the first list item from a '-' to '1.'

Markup:

 1. ichi
 - ni
 - san

Looks in the preview like:

  1. ichi
  2. ni
  3. san

But is rendered finally like:

  1. ichi
    • ni
    • san
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+1 this has happened to me too ... thought it was a nice shortcut, but then it didnt work >.< can we add this as a feature instead of a bug? –  Nippysaurus May 18 '10 at 23:15
    
I encountered the same problem, but even worse due to list nesting, while composing diy.stackexchange.com/questions/2428/… –  Sparr Oct 27 '10 at 4:29

Let's see:

  • uno
    1. dos
    2. tres

markup is:

- uno
2. dos
3. tres

Babelmark link to above markup

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Jeff, can you clarify what you are trying to get across with this Answer? As the problem is related to the preview, we can't get much new info from just seeing the posted version. –  Sparr Oct 27 '10 at 4:15

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