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HTML Ordered List | HTML Numbered List

HTML Ordered List or Numbered List displays elements in numbered format. The HTML ol tag is used for ordered list. We can use ordered list to represent items either in numerical order format or alphabetical order format, or any format where an order is emphasized. There can be different types of numbered list:

  • Numeric Number (1, 2, 3)
  • Capital Roman Number (I II III)
  • Small Romal Number (i ii iii)
  • Capital Alphabet (A B C)
  • Small Alphabet (a b c)

To represent different ordered lists, there are 5 types of attributes in <ol> tag.

TypeDescription
Type "1"This is the default type. In this type, the list items are numbered with numbers.
Type "I"In this type, the list items are numbered with upper case roman numbers.
Type "i"In this type, the list items are numbered with lower case roman numbers.
Type "A"In this type, the list items are numbered with upper case letters.
Type "a"In this type, the list items are numbered with lower case letters.

HTML Ordered List Example

Let's see the example of HTML ordered list that displays 4 topics in numbered list. Here we are not defining type="1" because it is the default type.

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ol type="I"

Let's see the example to display list in roman number uppercase.

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ol type="i"

Let's see the example to display list in roman number lowercase.

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ol type="A"

Let's see the example to display list in alphabet uppercase.

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ol type="a"

Let's see the example to display list in alphabet lowercase.

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start attribute

The start attribute is used with ol tag to specify from where to start the list items.

<ol type="1" start="5"> : It will show numeric values starting with "5".

<ol type="A" start="5"> : It will show capital alphabets starting with "E".

<ol type="a" start="5"> : It will show lower case alphabets starting with "e".

<ol type="I" start="5"> : It will show Roman upper case value starting with "V".

<ol type="i" start="5"> : It will show Roman lower case value starting with "v".

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reversed Attribute:

This is a Boolean attribute of HTML <ol> tag, and it is new in HTML5 version. If you use the reversed attribute with

    tag then it will numbered the list in descending order (7, 6, 5, 4......1).

    Example:

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    Output:

    HTML Ordered List

    Supporting Browsers

    Elementchrome browser Chromeie browser IEfirefox browser Firefoxopera browser Operasafari browser Safari
    <ol>YesYesYesYesYes




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