Using Lists to Group Information

Lists are among the essential tags for laying out information on a Web page. List tags include unordered (bulleted) lists (<ul>), ordered (numbered) lists (<ol>), and definition lists (<dl>), each of which adds semantic value to the information it contains. You can use lists when you need to display directions or procedures on a page, or even as the basis of a navigation structure. Lists also work well with advanced styling using cascading style sheets.

The following table provides a bit more information on the three basic types of lists.

List Type

Tag

Used For

Ordered list

<ol>

Numbered items such as procedures

Unordered list

<ul>

Bulleted items that relate to each other but without any specific order

Definition list

<dl> ...

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