Typesetting:_Indentation stjohn_piano Indentation is commonly used to show the boundaries between an item and its sub-items. Example: \ \Viewpoint\ \stjohn_piano\ \2017-06-28\ \no\ \ "Human behavior is economic behavior. The particulars may vary, but competition for limited resources remains a constant." ~ Nwabudike Morgan \ \ Starting from the left-hand side, there are two levels of indentation in this example. There are some difficulties with managing indentation: - Spaces vs tabs - With many levels of indentation, it can be hard to keep track of how many indents to do in a particular section of the text. - The introduction of spurious whitespace into the base text. In the example above, there are now four extra spaces between constant." and ~ Nwabudike. These spaces are only there to handle indentation. This has several consequences: The need to manage indentation when re-using a section of text in another article, the problem of search (the indented text is now a different text string), and the difficulty involved in getting browsers to accurately render indentation. Edgecase has decided to primarily indent by using extra blank lines. Example: \ \Viewpoint\ \stjohn_piano\ \2017-06-28\ \no\ \ "Human behavior is economic behavior. The particulars may vary, but competition for limited resources remains a constant." ~ Nwabudike Morgan \ \ The difference is hopefully clearer in a more complex example: \ \Recipe_for_generating_entropy_bytes_using_dice\ \stjohn_piano\ \2018-11-13\ \no\ \ \ Parts \ - Description - Assets - Notes - Recipe \ Description \ This recipe describes a method of using dice to generate entropy bytes. \ Assets \ Description: A script that converts dice roll results into bytes. \ \asset_of_another_article\ \Using_a_transaction_to_validate_a_Bitcoin_address\ \edgecase\ \66\ \convert_dice_rolls_to_hex_bytes_2.py\ \convert_dice_rolls_to_hex_bytes_2.py\ \e29d31cfa9a6a7bdb3ddad31efa86168aaf62270ce09712728b20bf9613aaf0e\ \ \ \ Summary of the approach: Every time you wish to visually indicate that a new sub-item has started, use blank lines to separate it from its parent item. Try to balance the number of blank lines above and below the sub-item.