Definition lists and toggling #Formatting


smmuller@...
 

A couple of the books I've harvested recently use definition lists for some of their terms. LibreTexts formats anything with the <dl> tag so it starts out collapsed, and toggles if you click it. It doesn't look right on some of the pages.

For example, on this page:

https://eng.libretexts.org/Under_Construction/Think_Complexity%3A_Exploring_Complexity_Science_with_Python_(Downey)/04%3A_Scale-free_networks/4.06%3A_Generating_BA_graphs

The sections for "targets:" and "repeated_nodes:" start out collapsed.

You have to click them to get the description.

 

Usually collapsed definition lists are also blue like a link as a hint to click them, but the <code> format for these terms makes them gray, so it's kind of easy to miss.
Is there a way to modify how definition lists are formatted on a specific page or section of text? Or should I just change the format to something like bullet point lists instead?


Delmar Larsen
 

I may have to reapply a different CSS on that page to avoid this. Keep a record of it and we can review later on.
Delmar


smmuller@...
 

Sounds good!


Anna Mills
 

I just ran into this too.  It would be great to have the option for the <dd> elements to show automatically or have that be the default.
I'm trying to use it in the practice exercise at the bottom of this page: https://human.libretexts.org/Bookshelves/Composition/Advanced_Composition/Book%3A_How_Arguments_Work_-_A_Guide_to_Writing_and_Analyzing_Texts_in_College_(Mills)/09%3A_How_Arguments_Establish_Trust_and_Connection/9.05%3A_Respect_and_Goodwill
Thanks,
Anna


Delmar Larsen
 

Anne:

Your wish is our command.. .and we had it already. Check under "Developers" side panela nd then "Reveal Answers


 


Anna Mills
 

Whoa!  I cannot believe the number of tools in LibreTexts.  But this won't change the default for the page, will it?  When I reload the definitions go away again.  Maybe I should use something else since it's not really a definition list--I want a header for the item but I don't want to skip header levels and I don't want it show up in the TOC.


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Subject: Re: [Libretexts-ConstructionForum] Definition lists and toggling #Formatting
 

Anne:

Your wish is our command.. .and we had it already. Check under "Developers" side panela nd then "Reveal Answers


 


Delmar Larsen
 

This only affects your view as a developer.


We will likely swtich to a different technology and use a bot to change it on all books, but probably sometime this summer after the quarter/year is over and we can breathe a little bit.


Delmar


On 5/3/2021 10:56 PM, Anna Mills wrote:
Whoa!  I cannot believe the number of tools in LibreTexts.  But this won't change the default for the page, will it?  When I reload the definitions go away again.  Maybe I should use something else since it's not really a definition list--I want a header for the item but I don't want to skip header levels and I don't want it show up in the TOC.


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Subject: Re: [Libretexts-ConstructionForum] Definition lists and toggling #Formatting
 

Anne:

Your wish is our command.. .and we had it already. Check under "Developers" side panela nd then "Reveal Answers


 

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Anna Mills
 

Okay, sounds good.  Going to go look up what "unorder page" does now that I'm looking at all the developer options.
Thanks,
Anna


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Subject: Re: [Libretexts-ConstructionForum] Definition lists and toggling #Formatting
 

This only affects your view as a developer.


We will likely swtich to a different technology and use a bot to change it on all books, but probably sometime this summer after the quarter/year is over and we can breathe a little bit.


Delmar


On 5/3/2021 10:56 PM, Anna Mills wrote:
Whoa!  I cannot believe the number of tools in LibreTexts.  But this won't change the default for the page, will it?  When I reload the definitions go away again.  Maybe I should use something else since it's not really a definition list--I want a header for the item but I don't want to skip header levels and I don't want it show up in the TOC.


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Subject: Re: [Libretexts-ConstructionForum] Definition lists and toggling #Formatting
 

Anne:

Your wish is our command.. .and we had it already. Check under "Developers" side panela nd then "Reveal Answers


 

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Delmar Larsen
 

That is if you break the alphabetical organization of the chapters in your book (via the drag boxes). The unorder page resets it (this is best for books so that CANVAS pulls in what you see).


On 5/3/2021 11:15 PM, Anna Mills wrote:
Okay, sounds good.  Going to go look up what "unorder page" does now that I'm looking at all the developer options.
Thanks,
Anna


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Subject: Re: [Libretexts-ConstructionForum] Definition lists and toggling #Formatting
 

This only affects your view as a developer.


We will likely swtich to a different technology and use a bot to change it on all books, but probably sometime this summer after the quarter/year is over and we can breathe a little bit.


Delmar


On 5/3/2021 10:56 PM, Anna Mills wrote:
Whoa!  I cannot believe the number of tools in LibreTexts.  But this won't change the default for the page, will it?  When I reload the definitions go away again.  Maybe I should use something else since it's not really a definition list--I want a header for the item but I don't want to skip header levels and I don't want it show up in the TOC.


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Subject: Re: [Libretexts-ConstructionForum] Definition lists and toggling #Formatting
 

Anne:

Your wish is our command.. .and we had it already. Check under "Developers" side panela nd then "Reveal Answers


 

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Anna Mills
 

Cool. I partly see and partly boggle.  🙂


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Subject: Re: [Libretexts-ConstructionForum] Definition lists and toggling #Formatting
 

That is if you break the alphabetical organization of the chapters in your book (via the drag boxes). The unorder page resets it (this is best for books so that CANVAS pulls in what you see).


On 5/3/2021 11:15 PM, Anna Mills wrote:
Okay, sounds good.  Going to go look up what "unorder page" does now that I'm looking at all the developer options.
Thanks,
Anna


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To: main@Libretexts-ConstructionForum.groups.io <main@Libretexts-ConstructionForum.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [Libretexts-ConstructionForum] Definition lists and toggling #Formatting
 

This only affects your view as a developer.


We will likely swtich to a different technology and use a bot to change it on all books, but probably sometime this summer after the quarter/year is over and we can breathe a little bit.


Delmar


On 5/3/2021 10:56 PM, Anna Mills wrote:
Whoa!  I cannot believe the number of tools in LibreTexts.  But this won't change the default for the page, will it?  When I reload the definitions go away again.  Maybe I should use something else since it's not really a definition list--I want a header for the item but I don't want to skip header levels and I don't want it show up in the TOC.


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To: main@Libretexts-ConstructionForum.groups.io <main@Libretexts-ConstructionForum.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [Libretexts-ConstructionForum] Definition lists and toggling #Formatting
 

Anne:

Your wish is our command.. .and we had it already. Check under "Developers" side panela nd then "Reveal Answers


 

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Delmar Larsen
 

rearrange the chapters on your book via dragging the boxes and then click the "unorder page" button and you will see. This won't affect your book.


On 5/3/2021 11:27 PM, Anna Mills wrote:
Cool. I partly see and partly boggle.  🙂


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To: main@Libretexts-ConstructionForum.groups.io <main@Libretexts-ConstructionForum.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [Libretexts-ConstructionForum] Definition lists and toggling #Formatting
 

That is if you break the alphabetical organization of the chapters in your book (via the drag boxes). The unorder page resets it (this is best for books so that CANVAS pulls in what you see).


On 5/3/2021 11:15 PM, Anna Mills wrote:
Okay, sounds good.  Going to go look up what "unorder page" does now that I'm looking at all the developer options.
Thanks,
Anna


From: main@Libretexts-ConstructionForum.groups.io <main@Libretexts-ConstructionForum.groups.io> on behalf of Delmar Larsen via groups.io <delmar@...>
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To: main@Libretexts-ConstructionForum.groups.io <main@Libretexts-ConstructionForum.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [Libretexts-ConstructionForum] Definition lists and toggling #Formatting
 

This only affects your view as a developer.


We will likely swtich to a different technology and use a bot to change it on all books, but probably sometime this summer after the quarter/year is over and we can breathe a little bit.


Delmar


On 5/3/2021 10:56 PM, Anna Mills wrote:
Whoa!  I cannot believe the number of tools in LibreTexts.  But this won't change the default for the page, will it?  When I reload the definitions go away again.  Maybe I should use something else since it's not really a definition list--I want a header for the item but I don't want to skip header levels and I don't want it show up in the TOC.


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To: main@Libretexts-ConstructionForum.groups.io <main@Libretexts-ConstructionForum.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [Libretexts-ConstructionForum] Definition lists and toggling #Formatting
 

Anne:

Your wish is our command.. .and we had it already. Check under "Developers" side panela nd then "Reveal Answers


 

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Anna Mills
 

Got it!  Tried it.  Thanks.


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Subject: Re: [Libretexts-ConstructionForum] Definition lists and toggling #Formatting
 

rearrange the chapters on your book via dragging the boxes and then click the "unorder page" button and you will see. This won't affect your book.


On 5/3/2021 11:27 PM, Anna Mills wrote:
Cool. I partly see and partly boggle.  🙂


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Sent: Monday, May 3, 2021 11:25 PM
To: main@Libretexts-ConstructionForum.groups.io <main@Libretexts-ConstructionForum.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [Libretexts-ConstructionForum] Definition lists and toggling #Formatting
 

That is if you break the alphabetical organization of the chapters in your book (via the drag boxes). The unorder page resets it (this is best for books so that CANVAS pulls in what you see).


On 5/3/2021 11:15 PM, Anna Mills wrote:
Okay, sounds good.  Going to go look up what "unorder page" does now that I'm looking at all the developer options.
Thanks,
Anna


From: main@Libretexts-ConstructionForum.groups.io <main@Libretexts-ConstructionForum.groups.io> on behalf of Delmar Larsen via groups.io <delmar@...>
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Subject: Re: [Libretexts-ConstructionForum] Definition lists and toggling #Formatting
 

This only affects your view as a developer.


We will likely swtich to a different technology and use a bot to change it on all books, but probably sometime this summer after the quarter/year is over and we can breathe a little bit.


Delmar


On 5/3/2021 10:56 PM, Anna Mills wrote:
Whoa!  I cannot believe the number of tools in LibreTexts.  But this won't change the default for the page, will it?  When I reload the definitions go away again.  Maybe I should use something else since it's not really a definition list--I want a header for the item but I don't want to skip header levels and I don't want it show up in the TOC.


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Sent: Monday, May 3, 2021 10:50 PM
To: main@Libretexts-ConstructionForum.groups.io <main@Libretexts-ConstructionForum.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [Libretexts-ConstructionForum] Definition lists and toggling #Formatting
 

Anne:

Your wish is our command.. .and we had it already. Check under "Developers" side panela nd then "Reveal Answers


 

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