This element is also available in our updated HTML 4 reference. Some characteristics may have changed.
|Attributes:||TYPE=disc|square|circle when in UL, TYPE=1|a|A|i|I when in OL, VALUE=
|Contents:||P, UL, OL, DIR, MENU, PRE, DL, DIV, CENTER, BLOCKQUOTE, FORM, HR, TABLE and TT, I, B, U, STRIKE, BIG, SMALL, SUB, SUP, EM, STRONG, DFN, CODE, SAMP, KBD, VAR, CITE, A, APPLET, IMG, FONT, BASEFONT, BR, MAP, INPUT, SELECT, TEXTAREA and plain text.
|May occur in:||UL, OL, DIR, MENU.
The LI element is used to mark list items within a list. When the list used is OL, ordered list, the LI element will be rendered with a number. The appearance of that number can be controlled with the TYPE attribute. Similarly, inside an unordered list UL the type of bullet that is displayed can be controlled with TYPE. DIR and MENU can't be controlled this way, as they are not required to be bulleted or numbered. For ordered lists, you can also reset the sequence with the VALUE attribute.
The TYPEs for ordered lists should give the following appearance:
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