What is the preferred formatting of an ordered list using markdown? I can't find a preference for numbered lists in the Style Guide for questions and answers. On a "Stack site" like this that uses markdown syntax that doesn't care, it might seem nitpicky. But also considering syntax wasn't targeted for community revisions, should a best practice be defined?
I didn't edit the Style Guide as its unclear to me how to build consensus, so I posted this question. It's also not clear to me if more appropriate that changes should be made on the formatting help page?
In my original post I used a nonordinal number (
0.), intentionally not defining index. The edit changed placeholders in favor ordinal numbers (
N.) to define an index.
Although it is syntactically correct, when edited, using ordinal numbering seems less flexible or clear (in a diff); creating a cascading change effect.