HTML <li> tag

Updated: 09/12/2023 by Computer Hope
HTML li tag

When writing in HTML (hypertext markup language), the <li> tag is a block element used to designate a list item. It is found in each entry of both ordered (<ol>) and unordered lists (<ul>), and menus (<menu>). The following sections contain information about the <li> tag, including an example of it in use, and related attributes and browser compatibility.

Example of <li> code

<h3>Ordered List</h3>
<li>First numbered item</li>
<li>Second numbered item</li>
<li>Third numbered item</li>
</ol> <h3>Unordered List</h3> <ul>
<li>First bullet point</li>
<li>Second bullet point</li>
<li>Third bullet point</li>

Example result

Ordered list

  1. First numbered item
  2. Second numbered item
  3. Third numbered item

Unordered list

  • First bullet point
  • Second bullet point
  • Third bullet point


All HTML tags support standard attributes that define the settings of an HTML element. In addition to the standard settings, the <li> tag has the following unique attributes.

Attribute Description
value Designates the value of a list item within an ordered list.

Deprecated attributes

In addition to the above attributes, the <li> tag had the following deprecated attributes.

Attribute Description
type Designates which type of bullet to use in an unordered list.


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