Plain TeX: Some paragraphs of an \item{}{} are butting into the left margin

William F Hammond hmwlfsr at
Sun Nov 29 18:45:02 CET 2020

Wolfgang Helbig via texhax <texhax at> writes:

> according to the TeXbook, Exercise 14.19, begin each
> paragraph with \item{}. And then of course there is no need
> anymore to group the paragraphs.

In so doing you would divorce \item from its logical meaning
-- a triumph of form over content.  HTML list items (<li>,
<dd>) and LaTeX \item-s can have several paragraphs.

                              -- Bill

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