[pmwiki-users] Normally formatted blocks/ multi-paragraph definitions

Patrick R. Michaud pmichaud at pobox.com
Tue Oct 24 17:34:12 CDT 2006

On Tue, Oct 24, 2006 at 11:12:28PM +0100, Sendu Bala wrote:
> Patrick R. Michaud wrote:
> >On Tue, Oct 24, 2006 at 09:55:26PM +0100, Hans wrote:
> >>Tuesday, October 24, 2006, 8:53:47 PM, Sendu wrote:
> >>
> >>>I want an faq page using the dltoggle cookbook (or similar).
> >>>I have:
> >>>http://www.sendu.me.uk/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/MassEffect/Faq
> >>>The problem is, the answers to the questions are multiple paragraphs and
> >>>I don't see a way of getting a multi-paragraph answer to display nicely.
> >>dltoggle will not do what you want, since it is built to handle
> >>definition lists within a start and end dltoggle markup.
> >>And you can't have multiple paragraphs as part of a definition, afaik.
> >
> >Sure you can!
> [snip]
> >For an online example, see 
> >http://www.pmwiki.org/wiki/DefListsWithParas/DefListsWithParas .
> Ah, great stuff. Thank you very much.
> Is there any way to style a particular subset of the paragraphs of the 
> definition? Eg. for one definition I might want the first 4 paragraphs 
> to all be encased in a box and/or have a certain background colour, 
> while the next 2 paragraphs might be normal, then the next 3 paragraphs 
> might be like the first 4.
> (Basically, I want to distinguish quotations in my definitions from 
> non-quotations.)

Alas, this isn't at all easy or straightforward (especially the
part about multiple paragraphs in a single box), because lists in
PmWiki don't really contain "paragraphs" (in the HTML <p>...</p> sense).

I might be able to come up with a way around this, but I'll have to
think about it a bit.  


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