Lists

Lists are a powerful way to organise data in your document. There are three basic types of lists that you should know about:

  • ordered lists;
  • unordered lists;
  • definition lists.
The first two types follow the same basic format. First, you define the list format, and then each list item is marked with the <li> For example, the code for the above list looks like this:

<ul>
<li>ordered lists;
<li>unordered lists;
<li>definition lists.
</ul>

<ol>...</ol>
Ordered List - Displays a list in which each item is numbered in order.
Example Code
<ol>
<li>Augustus</li>
<li>Tiberius</li>
<li>Caligula</li>
<li>Claudius</li>
<li>Nero</li>
</ol>
Example Output
  1. Augustus
  2. Tiberius
  3. Caligula
  4. Claudius
  5. Nero
<ul>...</ul>
Unordered List - Displays a bulleted list.
Example Code
<ul>
<li>The Eclogues</li>
<li>The Georgics</li>
<li>The Aeneid</li>
</ul>
Example Output
  • The Eclogues
  • The Georgics
  • The Aeneid
<dl>...</dl>
Definition List - Displays a list of terms with indented definitions.
Example Code
<dl>
<dt>Marcus Tullius Cicero</dt>
<dd>106-43BC. Laywer and statesman. Consdidered the greatest orator. Consul in 63BC.</dd>
<dt>Gaius Valerius Catullus</dt>
<dd>84-54 BC. Poet, often considered the greatest writer of Latin lyric verse.</dd>
<dt>Publius Vergilius Maro</dt>
<dd>70-19BC. Poet, author of the Aenead.</dd>
<dt>Publius Ovidius Naso</dt>
<dd>43BC - after 16AD. Poet, author of the Metamorphoses.</dd>
</dl>
Example Output
Marcus Tullius Cicero
106-43BC. Laywer and statesman. Consdidered the greatest orator. Consul in 63BC.
Gaius Valerius Catullus
84-54 BC. Poet, often considered the greatest writer of Latin lyric verse.
Publius Vergilius Maro
70-19BC. Poet, author of the Aenead.
Publius Ovidius Naso
43BC - after 16AD. Poet, author of the Metamorphoses.

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