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Why Adding a Markdown Sublist Breaks the List on dev.to?

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Can someone explain me why when I add a sublist to a Markdown list on dev.to, it breaks my list by adding unexpected CR after each item?

Here's my code:

- item 1
  - item 1.1
- item 2
- item 3

And the result:

  • item 1
    • item 1.1
  • item 2
  • item 3

Thanks!

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If you look at the outputted HTML, there are <br>s before item 2 and item 3. This is definitely a bug.

<ul>
<li>item 1
<ul>
<li>item 1.1</li>
</ul>
</li>
<br>
<li>item 2</li>
<br>
<li>item 3</li>
</ul>

My guess is this line is meant to strip out the brs but I don't have time to figure out why it doesn't work.

 

Hm.

If the pot is open for opinions, I'd rather that <CR> be removed.

I like tight lists.

 
 

I've run into this as well. I tend to just avoid sub lists in posts here. Although looking at it, it does look alright visually... just not what I expected.

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