Tech:Bulleted list whitespace regression
If there is a newline separating two entries in a list, the wiki formats the entries as if they belong to separate lists.
A long time ago, to help heal a fight between two editors over whitespace, Evan implemented the ability to have a single line between entries. This seems to have been borked.
When it happens
Given an input like:
* Foo * Bar
Wiki is opening two HTML ul objects, one for each item.
Additionally, this bug occurs anytime a listing tag is used, even if only a single newline separates the tags. For example:
* <eat name="foo"></eat> * <eat name="bar"></eat>
Even I can see that something is going horribly wrong with vertical spacing as a result of this bug.
Worse yet, it's been totally buggering some talk pages lately (like the VfD page on en:) since this:
* Foo ** Bar
Gets formatted like this:
What should happen
In the two above cases, a single <ul> should be opened to enclose both <li> items in the list.
How to fix it
There is no known workaround. Many of our webpages were relying on the old behavior. -- Cjensen 04:03, 17 January 2007 (EST)