Visual representation of a stack of definition lists is surprising
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You'll see very large vertical whitespace, which is not supposed to appear there.

Amire80 created this task.Aug 22 2015, 4:25 AM
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The problem here colons are being (ab)used to generate arbitrary indentation

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generates <dl><dd><dl><dd><dl><dd><dl><dd><dl><dd>...

and then we generate loads of slugs ('insert paragraph' buttons) to allow the user to insert content at any of those list levels

Ow.

Sorry, I didn't bother to look at the wiki syntax. It's definitely not how it's supposed to be.

If VE shows something different from how the page is rendered, then it's a bug, but feel free to make it lowest or close it as invalid.

Jdforrester-WMF renamed this task from Very large whitespace appears towards the end of the [[Propositional calculus]] article in the Hebrew Wikipedia to Visual representation of a stack of definition lists is surprising.Aug 24 2015, 2:37 PM
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Not necessarily. Sometimes we need extra room to show controls, such as with these slugs for inserting new paragraphs. If the rendered page shows two tables stacked on top of each other, where does the user click to insert a paragraph between them when?