See this question. In the text of the question I have the numbers "1." and "2.", however when viewing the question they both display with "1."

Why is this occurring?

  • A related effect of this is that when editing a post, you can number all your list items with '1.' and they'll be renumbered for display -- makes it very easy to add or remove items or re-order the list.
    – Niall C. Mod
    Commented Aug 8, 2013 at 16:51

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It's because they are separated by an image and Markdown thinks that it needs to start a new list.

If you indent the image by a space (like I've just done) then Markdown treats the image as part of the list and gets the numbering correct.

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