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The <li> element represents a list of items.


  • Its parent element is an ol, ul, or menu element, then the element is an item of the parent element's list

HTML Attributes

  • value = valid integer
    Specifies the ordinal value of the list item.
    The value attribute can be used when the parent element in only a ol element. [Example B]

See also global attributes.


Example A

[try it]


Example B

With the value attribute [try it]:

  <li value="3">sample1</li>
  <li value="2">sample2</li>
  <li value="1">sample3</li>

HTML Reference

The HTML5 specification defines the <li> element in 4.5.7 The li element.