From Talk:Translation WorkflowViewing a history listing Time User Activity Comment 21:16, 9 July 2015 Wolthera (talk | contribs) New reply created (Reply to How to deal with definition lists?) 07:53, 9 July 2015 Claus chr (talk | contribs) New reply created (Reply to How to deal with definition lists?) 17:41, 8 July 2015 Wolthera (talk | contribs) New reply created (Reply to How to deal with definition lists?) 10:52, 6 July 2015 Claus chr (talk | contribs) New reply created (Reply to How to deal with definition lists?) 13:32, 5 July 2015 Wolthera (talk | contribs) New thread created Hi, I have been using definition lists for listing off functionality in menus. Definition lists, as you may know, kinda look like this: Definition Description in wiki terms that's this: ;Definition :Description And then mediawiki generates the html definition list, as officially described(http://www.w3schools.com/tags/tag_dl.asp): <dl> <dt>definition</dt> <dd>description</dd> </dl> Now, apparently, and this is not uncommon with html, people have abused ':' for indenting. Which is why I am supposed to remove them. Which in turn screws up the definition lists, and that makes for wonky html, which is sad. If indenting is the problem, is there a way I can convince you to just remove the indent-styling from <dd> marked paragraphs? Or at the least give an official typography entry for handling definition lists? MoreHistory View source Link toWolthera (talk) 13:32, 5 July 2015 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. Parent MoreHistory View source Link toClaus 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'. Parent MoreHistory View source Link toWolthera (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. Parent MoreHistory View source Link toClaus chr (talk) 07:53, 9 July 2015 Great! I am glad I asked then :) Parent MoreHistory View source Link toWolthera (talk) 21:16, 9 July 2015 Retrieved from "https://userbase.kde.org/Thread:Talk:Translation_Workflow/How_to_deal_with_definition_lists%3F#How_to_deal_with_definition_lists.3F_2251"