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Re: 'false' list item

From: Kyle Meyer
Subject: Re: 'false' list item
Date: Sun, 21 Feb 2021 17:55:44 -0500

Juan Manuel Macías writes:

> Kyle Meyer <kyle@kyleam.com> writes:
>> It seems that your approach would do a good job of helping you catch
>> cases that you don't want to be treated as lists.  I'm not aware of any
>> related functionality in Org, so I don't think you're missing something
>> there.
>> Once you know that there is a particular spot that you want to prevent
>> from being interpreted as a list, you could add a zero-width space in
>> front of it:
>>     (info "(org)Escape Character")
>> I'm not sure if that's the sort of solution you're asking for, though.
> Thanks for your advice, Kyle. Adding the U+200B char. works fine to
> avoid false positives. Anyway, like Tim Cross says, that situation
> maybe should be considered as a bug. I think the ideal behavior would
> be for Org to consider a list only when there is a blank line above.

You can find some previous discussion of this longstanding and known
behavior at <https://orgmode.org/list/874ndj13u5.fsf@gmail.com/T/#u>.

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