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XHTML Tutorial - Ordered List "ol" Tag/Element

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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! - www.yahoo.com</li>
  <li>Google - www.google.com</li>
  <li>MSN - www.msn.com</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:
            Ordered Lists

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  1. What Are List Elements?
  2. What Is an "ol" Tag/Element?
  3. What Is a "li" Tag/Element?
  4. Can Multiple Paragraphs Be Included in a List Item?
  5. What Is a "ul" Tag/Element?
  6. What Is a "dl" Tag/Element?
  7. Can List Elements Be Nested?
  8. How To Use Different Markers on Ordered List Items?
  9. How To Use Different Markers on Unordered List Items?

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