Originally Posted by Derek R
I think what led my to trying unordered lists was that I have had terrible trouble finding a common solution for formatting poetry in both epub and .mobi/.prc for use on Kindle.
That's a different bugger altogether. One to which there is no common solution... that I know of.
In MOBI, you can't have a hanging indent on text that already has a left-margin. That's because anything with a left-margin is converted to a blockquote element in a mobi. Right-margins are ignored.
But you've given me something additional to at least attempt
on the mobi side of things... for that I thank you.
I'd pretty much resigned myself to the fact that lines of indented poetry that wrap in a mobi wouldn't ever
have a hanging indent—that users couldn't break by changing settings, that is.
But strictly speaking on the ePub side of things... I agree with pdurrant and Jellby. Don't reinvent the wheel.