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The HTML unordered list element (
<ul>) represents an unordered list of items, namely a collection of items that do not have a numerical ordering, and their order in the list is meaningless. Typically, unordered-list items are displayed with a bullet, which can be of several forms, like a dot, a circle or a squared. The bullet style is not defined in the HTML description of the page, but in its associated CSS, using the
There is no limitation to the depth and imbrication of lists defined with the
both represent a list of items. They differ in the way that, with the
element, the order is meaningful. As a rule of thumb to determine which one to use, try changing the order of the list items; if the meaning is changed, the
element should be used, else the
element should be styled using . To give a similar effect than the compact attribute, the property can be used with a value of 80%.
A fourth bullet type has been defined in the WebTV interface, but not all browsers support it:
If not present and if no
property does apply to the element, the user agent decide to use a kind of bullets depending on the nesting level of the list.