Talk:Direct product of groups
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fibre product
Lendormi (talk) 11:28, 13 January 2012 (UTC)In the section Fiber product, I don't see any reason to require that the morphisms are epimorphisms.
Wikimarkup versus explicit HTML for list markup
There's an edit war about the right way to format certain parts of the article, specifically whether wikimarkup or explicit HTML must be used. The article contains several sections where to the best of my knowledge the intended and correct indentation cannot be created using wikimarkup alone. Examples (from section, well, "Examples"):
First with wikimarkup alone:
 Let R be the group of real numbers under addition. Then the direct product R × R is the group of all twocomponent vectors (x, y) under the operation of vector addition:
 (x_{1}, y_{1}) + (x_{2}, y_{2}) = (x_{1} + x_{2}, y_{1} + y_{2}).
 Let G and H be cyclic groups with two elements each:

G ∙ 1 a 1 1 a a a 1 H ∙ 1 b 1 1 b b b 1 Then the direct product G × H is isomorphic to the Klein fourgroup:
G × H ∙ (1, 1) (a, 1) (1, b) (a, b) (1, 1) (1, 1) (a, 1) (1, b) (a, b) (a, 1) (a, 1) (1, 1) (a, b) (1, b) (1, b) (1, b) (a, b) (1, 1) (a, 1) (a, b) (a, b) (1, b) (a, 1) (1, 1)
This is supposed to be a twoelement unordered list. However, the second list entry is broken semantically and visually as the tables are not interpreted as part of the list entry, and their indentation is wrong. Now using HTML:
 Let R be the group of real numbers under addition. Then the direct product R × R is the group of all twocomponent vectors (x, y) under the operation of vector addition:
 (x_{1}, y_{1}) + (x_{2}, y_{2}) = (x_{1} + x_{2}, y_{1} + y_{2}).
 Let G and H be cyclic groups with two elements each:
G ∙ 1 a 1 1 a a a 1 H ∙ 1 b 1 1 b b b 1 Then the direct product G × H is isomorphic to the Klein fourgroup:
G × H ∙ (1, 1) (a, 1) (1, b) (a, b) (1, 1) (1, 1) (a, 1) (1, b) (a, b) (a, 1) (a, 1) (1, 1) (a, b) (1, b) (1, b) (1, b) (a, b) (1, 1) (a, 1) (a, b) (a, b) (1, b) (a, 1) (1, 1)
Here the indentation of the tables is correct, and the second list entry is not broken. I don't see how this can be accomplished using wikimarkup alone, and Help:List appears to agree, as far as I can see. – Tea2min (talk) 11:22, 1 June 2016 (UTC)
 How about this  no divstyle, and just plain wiki markup:
 Let G and H be cyclic groups with two elements each:

G ∙ 1 a 1 1 a a a 1 H ∙ 1 b 1 1 b b b 1 Then the direct product G × H is isomorphic to the Klein fourgroup:
And so on. Its wikimarkup, but I just put a single colon in front of the table to indent it. No raw html markup. 14:29, 3 August 2016 (UTC)
