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A large majority of wiki engines use an asterisk (*) to denote bullet lists. The multiple asterisk approach for sublists was the first wiki syntax for sublists. Users do not need to count leading spaces like in markups where a sublist level is determined by the number of its leading spaces.
Two options:
{{{
*
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}}}
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Ignoring the indentation makes at least the first-level (most common) lists
work across practically all wiki engines that use asterisks for lists, and is also friendly for users who indent their lists reflexively.
The multiple character approach for sublists was the first wiki syntax for sublists. Users do not need to count leading spaces like in markups where a sublist level is determined by the number of its leading spaces.
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Ignoring the indentation makes at least the first-level (most common) lists work across practically all wiki engines that use asterisks for lists, and is also friendly for users who indent their lists reflexively.
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Starting with Creole 0.6, they are chosen for the following reasons:
# no conflict with bold
# hyphens are used much more for bullet points before wikis
# lists of numbers, signatures immediately following a bullet list and dashes for dialogs are edge cases
Hyphens (-) were not chosen in Creole 0.5 and earlier due to the following reasons:
# asterisks are overwhelmingly more popular in current wiki syntaxes
# if you have a list of numbers, how do you know which numbers are negative?
# many people sign their names on wiki using a hyphen or a double hyphen
# dashes are used to write dialogues
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The number sign (#) is used for ordered lists in most wikis. Using the same rules as for unordered lists makes it easierto learn and remember the markup.
The number sign (#) is used for ordered lists in most wikis. Using the same rules as for unordered lists makes it easier to learn and remember the markup.
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== Unordered lists in wiki engines ==
[{PieChartPlugin title='Unordered lists in wiki engines'
Multiple asterisks (25), 25
Indented asterisks (18), 18
Hyphen (3), 3
}]
(?) Asterisks (need to look into each individually): DidiWiki, Giki, MicKI, PhpWiki, Screwturn Wiki, Snipsnap, StikiPad, WackoWiki?, Wala Wiki, Wikepage, yawiki
(25) Multiple asterisks: Clearspace, Confluence, ErfurtWiki, IkeWiki, Instiki, JAMWiki, JSPWiki, KWikiKWiki, MediaWiki, miniWiki, Netcipia, Oddmuse, PBWiki, PmWiki, ProjectForum, ProWiki, Socialtext, TiddlyWiki, TikiWiki, UseMod, Wiclear, WikiDoc, Wikispaces, Wikyblog, XWiki
(18) Indented asterisks: DokuWiki, FlexWiki, Friki, GeboGebo, KeheiWiki, Midgard Wiki, MoinMoin, MoniWiki, OpenWikiNG, Qwik, SubWiki, TracWiki, TWiki, UniWakka, VQWiki, WikiASP, WikiSH, wxWikiServer
(3) Hyphen: LunaWiki, PukiWiki, Snipsnap
== Ordered lists in other wiki engines ==
[{PieChartPlugin title='Ordered lists in wiki engines'
Multiple number sign (23), 23
Indented number with period (13), 13
Indented number signs (3), 3
Indented number without period (2), 2
Indented hyphen (2), 2
}]
(23) Multiple number signs: Clearspace, Confluence, ErfurtWiki, IkeWiki, Instiki, JAMWiki, JSPWiki, MediaWiki, Netcipia, Oddmuse, PmWiki, ProjectForum, ProntoWiki, ProWiki, Socialtext, TiddlyWiki, TikiWiki, UseMod, Wiclear, WikiDoc, Wikispaces, WikyBlog, wxWikiServer
(13) Indented number plus period: Friki, KeheiWiki, LunaWiki, Midgard Wiki, MoinMoin, MoniWiki, OpenWikiNG, SnipSnap, TracWiki, TWiki, WackoWiki, WikiASP, XWiki
(?) Numbers signs: Giki, PBwiki, PhpWiki, ScrewTurn Wiki, StikiPad, Wala Wiki, Wikidot, yawiki
(3) Indented number signs: GeboGebo, SubWiki, VQWiki
(2) Indented number: WikiSH, wxWikiServer
(2) Indented hyphen: DokuWiki, Qwik
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15 26-Oct-2007 02:14 3.422 kB YvesPiguet to previous | to last restore (vandalism)
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10 11-Apr-2007 11:09 3.422 kB ChuckSmith to previous | to last updated for hyphens
9 04-Apr-2007 22:14 3.352 kB Gregor Hagedorn to previous | to last Reasining out of sync with 0.6, proponents of hyphen: please update!
8 04-Apr-2007 11:32 3.207 kB ChuckSmith to previous | to last pie charts
7 28-Mar-2007 18:43 2.851 kB ChuckSmith to previous | to last ordered lists in other wiki engines
6 28-Mar-2007 16:49 2.133 kB ChuckSmith to previous | to last unordered lists in other wiki engines
5 08-Feb-2007 17:37 1.394 kB RadomirDopieralski to previous | to last dialogues
4 05-Feb-2007 11:22 1.356 kB ChuckSmith to previous | to last why not hyphens for unordered lists?
3 24-Jan-2007 15:12 1.039 kB ChuckSmith to previous | to last alternative to ordered lists
2 24-Jan-2007 14:13 0.818 kB RadomirDopieralski to previous | to last added indentation and multi-line
1 24-Jan-2007 13:48 0.409 kB ChuckSmith to last copied summary from spec
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