[pmwiki-users] Definition lists with multiple definitions

Patrick R. Michaud pmichaud at pobox.com
Fri Sep 8 08:20:12 CDT 2006

On Fri, Sep 08, 2006 at 08:00:23PM +1000, Kathryn Andersen wrote:
> I got a question from a user asking how to make a definition list with
> multiple definitions per term.  I looked in the documentation, and
> there's nothing there.  I tried the following:
> :term:definition
> ::second definition
> While this "fakes" a second definition, it doesn't use correct HTML
> markup for it -- it makes a sequence like this
> [...]
> What it should really be (if this is the correct markup for
> definitions-after-the-first-one) is:
> <dl><dt>term</dt>
> <dd>definition</dd>
> <dd>second definition</dd>
> </dl>
> Is this possible?

Yes, but there needs to be a space in the term for the second
definition; i.e.:

    : :second definition

The reason is that PmWiki sees "::second definition" as being
a second-level nested definition list item, as opposed to a 
first-level definition list item with an empty term.


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