HTML <li> type Attribute

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Use of the type attribute in an ordered and an unordered list:

  <li type="a">Tea</li>

  <li type="square">Tea</li>

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Definition and Usage

The type attribute specifies the style of the bullet point of a list item in a list.

Browser Support

type Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Compatibility Notes

The type attribute of <li> is not supported in HTML5. Use CSS instead.

CSS syntax: <li style="list-style-type:square">

CSS Example: list style type

In our CSS tutorial you can find more details about the list-style-type property.


<li type="1|a|A|i|I|disc|circle|square">

Attribute Values

For ordered lists (<ol>):

Value Description
1 Default. Numerical ordered list (1, 2, 3, 4)
a Alphabetically ordered list, lowercase (a, b, c, d)
A Alphabetically ordered list, uppercase (A, B, C, D)
i Roman numbers, lowercase (i, ii, iii, iv)
I Roman numbers, uppercase (I, II, III, IV)

For unordered lists (<ul>):

Value Description
disc Default. A filled circle
circle An unfilled circle
square A filled square

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