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Lists

You can organize items into ordered and unordered lists, such as menu options, supported features, or numbered annotations in a screenshot.

In Markdown, to create an ordered list, use numbers followed by periods. To create an unordered list, use dashes -, asterisks *, or plus characters +. Indent items to create a nested list. To modify list attributes, put them in curly braces after an empty line.

In semantic markup, use a <list> tag to start a list and a <li> tag to specify list items.

<list type="decimal" start="2"> <li>First item. <list type="alpha-lower"> <li>First indented item.</li> <li>Second indented item.</li> </list> </li> <li>Second item.</li> <li>Third item.</li> <li>Fourth item.</li> </list> <list type="bullet"> <li>Some list item</li> <li>Another list item</li> <li>Yet another list item <list type="bullet"> <li>Indented item</li> <li>Indented item</li> </list> </li> <li>One more item</li> </list>
1. First item. 1. First indented item. 2. Second indented item. {type="alpha-lower"} 2. Second item. 3. Third item 4. Fourth item {start="2"} - Some list item - Another list item - Yet another list item - Some indented item - Another indented item - One more item

Here is the list produced by the previous markup sample:

  1. First item.

    1. First indented item.

    2. Second indented item.

  2. Second item.

  3. Third item.

  4. Fourth item.

  • Some list item

  • Another list item

  • Yet another list item

    • Some indented item

    • Another indented item

  • One more item

Lists have the following attributes:

type=[bullet|decimal|alpha-lower|none]

Specify the list type.

Mark list items with bullets when the order is not important.

  • Some list item

  • Another list item

  • Yet another list item

Mark list items with decimal digits (1, 2, 3, and so on) when the order or number of items is important.

  1. First list item

  2. Second list item

  3. Third list item

Mark list items with letters (a, b, c, and so on). For example, if you need another sublevel for the nested list

  1. First item

  2. Second item

  3. Third item

Do not render any markers for list items.

  • Some list item

  • Another list item

  • One more list item

start

Specify the starting position for a numbered list.

columns

Use to render the list items in multiple columns (make a horizontal list). Specify the number from 2 to 5.

sorted

Specify the sorting order for alphabetical and numeral lists.

id

Specify a unique identifier to use as a link anchor and generate a meaningful URL for this list. You can reference and reuse any element that has an ID.

filter

Define a set of custom filters for conditionally including this list.

instance

Define a set of instances for conditionally filtering this list.

switcher-key

Make this list switchable depending on the selected key.

Last modified: 24 April 2024