How to deal with definition lists?

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Revision as of 5 July 2015 at 13:32.
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Hi, I have been using definition lists for listing off functionality in menus.

Definition lists, as you may know, kinda look like this:


in wiki terms that's this:

;Definition :Description

And then mediawiki generates the html definition list, as officially described(

<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?

    13:32, 5 July 2015