How to deal with definition lists?

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I am not quite sure what you are referring to here: Off the top of my head I would think, that making description lists the way you describe is perfectly ok. Mind you, we do have a lot of detailed "rules" that have evolved over time, mostly to ensure that the the pages can be translated properly.

Could you provide a link to the page you are working on - it is often easier to comment on formatting problems in the actual context.

Claus chr (talk)10:52, 6 July 2015

I use it all over the Krita manual, but here's a good example: https://userbase.kde.org/Krita/Manual/ColorManagement

This is the page that tells me not to use them: https://userbase.kde.org/Edit_Markup , it's the last bullit point of 'correcting old markup'.

Wolthera (talk)17:41, 8 July 2015

I had completely forgotten about that particuar issue. I don't think this was ever meant to refer to definition lists - only to colons used on their own; or maybe it was solved with the neverland theme that we use now.

I had a look at your page. I looks fine in my browsers, so there is no reason not to continue using this markup. I'll try to find a better formulation on the Edit_Markup page to clarify (or maybe just remove the offending bullet). Thanks for pointing this out.

Claus chr (talk)07:53, 9 July 2015

Great! I am glad I asked then :)

Wolthera (talk)21:16, 9 July 2015