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HTML <li> Tag


Example

One ordered (<ol>) and one unordered (<ul>) HTML list:

<ol>
  <li>Coffee</li>
  <li>Tea</li>
  <li>Milk</li>
</ol>

<ul>
  <li>Coffee</li>
  <li>Tea</li>
  <li>Milk</li>
</ul>

Try it Yourself »

More "Try it Yourself" examples below.


Browser Support

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

The <li> tag is supported in all major browsers.


Definition and Usage

The <li> tag defines a list item.

The <li> tag is used in ordered lists(<ol>), unordered lists (<ul>), and in menu lists (<menu>).


Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5

The "type" attribute is NOT supported in HTML5.

The "value" attribute was deprecated in HTML 4.01, but IS supported in HTML5.


Tips and Notes

Tip: Use CSS to define the type of list.


Attributes

Attribute Value Description
type 1
A
a
I
i
disc
square
circle
Not supported in HTML5.
Specifies which kind of bullet point will be used
value number Specifies the value of a list item. The following list items will increment from that number (only for <ol> lists)


Global Attributes

The <li> tag also supports the Global Attributes in HTML.


Event Attributes

The <li> tag also supports the Event Attributes in HTML.


Examples

Try it Yourself - Examples

A nested list
A list inside a list.

Another nested list
A more complicated nested list.


Related Pages

HTML tutorial: HTML Lists



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