Yes, it's possible to get more nesting levels by combining unordered and ordered lists (and even description lists). While that's something you can do, it's not really recommended to nest too deeply. Once you get past a half dozen levels of nesting, it's really not easy for the reader to understand what's going on. So it's a usability thing.
On Tue, Dec 13, 2016 at 2:16 PM, nagim [via Asciidoctor :: Discussion] <[hidden email]> wrote:
While I agree on usability, unfortunately there are cases when you cannot avoid nesting this deep (I tried). I just wanted to know if this is a known feature/option.
Yes, when we say "maximum depth", it means per type of list. So if you combine lists, then you can get more levels and that is supported. We might want to emphasize that in the docs. (Free free to suggest a PR).