HTML Ordered List 'ol' Tag/Element


What Is an "ol" Tag/Element?



An "ol" element is block level element that can be used to define an ordered list, where items are displayed with leading sequential numbers. Here are basic rules about "ol" elements:

  • "ol" elements are block level elements.
  • "ol" elements can not have text contents.
  • An "ol" element must have one or more "li" elements as sub-elements.
  • Each "li" element will be displayed by browsers as a paragraph with a leading number to represent the position of this "li" element in its parent "ol" element.

Below is a good tutorial example of "ol" elements:

<?xml version="1.0" ?>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN"
  <title>Ordered Lists</title>
  <p>The most visited sites in 'Computers' category:</p>
  <li>Yahoo! -</li>
  <li>Google -</li>
  <li>MSN -</li>

If you save the above document as ordered_list.html, and view it with Internet Explorer, you will see a list of items with leading sequential numbers as shown below:

HTML ol Element - Ordered Lists
HTML ol Element - Ordered Lists


HTML List Item 'li' Tag/Element

What Are HTML List Elements

HTML Lists and List Items

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