When you indent in #HTML using lists, and one of the items has a blockquote, you lose all the indentation after the first line-break.
This makes it impossible to neatly indent blocks of text with line-breaks in them.
There may be a way to fix this with CSS, but I don't know it.
@dredmorbius Tentatively, it may be a MediaWiki parsing bug. I was able to get a blockquote to indent properly by using straight-up HTML instead of wikicode. Will tinker with that further the next time I need an indented blockquote.
@woozle So, Mediawiki markup?
A lot of lightweight markup languages gain simplicity but lose the flexibility of straight HTML, especially where boundaries of different markup blocks are concerned: say, is that list followed by blockquote or with embedded blockquote?
For Markdown, indented blocks following a list item are continuations of the list. I don't recall Mediawiki's syntax but the documentation is generally excellent.
@dredmorbius MediaWiki wikitext doesn't formally recognize blockquotes; it just passes them through -- and not always in a way that makes sense in terms of the wikitext around it.
Fortunately, it also passes list tags through directly as well -- so I can probably get the results I need that way, possibly aided by templates if necessary.
What was happening, I think, is that I had this: <paste>
* list item <blockquote>text line
another ine of text</blockquote>
...and MediaWiki was treating end-of-line as also end-of-list-item, and inserting a "</li>", then treating the next line as outside the list (because no "*").
* this is a rare instance when I've had to go back to old-style Masto total-lack-of-markup to make sure that markup code was displayed without any interpretation
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