HTML Nested List Elements

Q

Can List Elements Be Nested?

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A

Yes. You can nest list element within each other because:

  • List items can have block elements as contents.
  • List elements are block elements.
  • List items can have list elements as contents resulting nested list elements.

Below is a good tutorial example of using nested list elements to build a 3-level table of contents:

<?xml version="1.0" ?>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN"
  "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd">
<html>
 <head>
  <title>Nested Lists</title>
 </head>
 <body>
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 </body>
</html>

If you save the above document as nested_lists.html, and view it with Internet Explorer, you will see a list tree of 3 levels as shown below:
HTML ol Element - Nested Lists

 

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