Markdown doesn’t provide a native way to format “reverse lists”, i.e. those that start with a high number and count down from there. They regularly get requested in our community as they’d be quite useful for count-down-style lists of favourite things, for example.
I noticed that it’s possible to define lists in simple HTML, and some attributes like
start are supported and allow starting a list at a higher number:
<ol start=3> <li> Cheese <li> Bread <li> Milk </ol>
However unfortunately, the
reversed attribute doesn’t seem to be supported and is stripped out from the final post’s HTML. If it was supported, the code snippet below would result in a list counting down from 3 to 1:
<ol reversed> <li> Cheese <li> Bread <li> Milk </ol>
It’d be great if this attribute could be white-listed so that we can offer our users a way to create reversed lists in our forum!