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HTML <ol> Tag

Example

2 different ordered lists:

<ol>
  <li>js</li>
  <li>ajax</li>
  <li>css</li>
</ol>

<ol start="50">
  <li>html</li>
  <li>ajax</li>
  <li>css</li>
</ol>
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Definition and Usage

The <ol> tag defines an ordered list. An ordered list can be numerical or alphabetical.

Use the <li> tag to define list items.


Browser Support

Element
<ol> Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes


Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5

The "start" and "type" attributes were deprecated in HTML 4.01, but IS supported in HTML5.

The "reversed" attribute is new in HTML5.

The "compact" attribute is not supported in HTML5.


Attributes

= New in HTML5.

attribute value description
compact compact Not supported in HTML5 and deprecated. Please replace it with a style. The prescribed list is rendered smaller than normal.
reversed reversed Specify the list in reverse order (9, 8, 7, ...)
start number HTML5 is not supported and deprecated. Please use style instead. Specifies the starting point in the list.
type 1
A
a
I
i
Specifies the type of list. Deprecated. Please use style instead.