Code blocks nested in lists render in editor as if at top-level

Steps to reproduce

In a note, enter the following:

* Here is a list item

  Here is a code block within that list item

Expected result

I’d expect to see the code block rendered in the editor in a way that makes it clear the block is nested inside in the list, i.e. in a manner consistent with the preview view, which gets this right.

Actual result

The code block is rendered with a background that isn’t indented, making it appear that the code block is a top-level item which happens to contain code where every line is indented.



  • Operating system: MacOS 10.14.6
  • Obsidian version: 0.6.4
  • Using custom CSS: no

Additional information

Here’s a screenshot of the preview view getting the rendering right:

Here’s a similar bug report: Syntax highlighting is broken for block quotes in bulleted lists — but I think it’s probably a different case.

I have this issue as well! Using Windows 10 on Obsidian 0.6.7.

I have this issue too, although in my case Obsidian fails to render indents altogether. I am on Windows 10 version 0.8.13.

@s-kyy, @gimboland would you mind checking whether you still have this issue in your builds?

editor mode works fine

preview mode eradicates indents

expected behaviour
preview and editor modes match.

I think in @flatline 's case you have to un-indent your lines like so:

- Workflow
    - HTML
    - CSS
    - etc

Instead of indenting under the Title line like you did in your editor mode.

    - Workflow
        - HTML
        - CSS
        - etc

The original post has a separate problem.

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Thanks @s-kyy, I’ll try that out.

Update yes, user error!

How about in numbers lists? When I use the following setup:

1. Step one, this is the fist step
2. Step 2, do some code
    curl -V
  3. I would like this to continue automaticlly, I had to insert `3.` at the beginning to continue the list. If I would add a new step after step 2 then step 3 would not be upped to 4

This breaks the numbering and renders the blok as top level:

Screenshot 2020-10-13 at 22.24.38

What I would like to see happen is that if I use a code blok in list that it ‘respects’ the list and renders in the list level like:

Screenshot 2020-10-13 at 22.26.08

Using build v0.9.4 on macOS