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HTML ul tag and element

1. HTML ul (unordered list) element is used to create an unordered list of items (information) in an HTML page.

2. Items included in an unordered list do not have any numbering.

3. The order of appearance of items in an unordered list does not have any significance.

4. By default, items in an unordered list are preceded by circle bullet. Styles can be used to modify the form of bullet.

Syntax

 <ul>
<li>List item one</li>
<li>List item two </li>
..................................
</ul>

Category

HTML ul element is a part of HTML Lists.

Whether both start and end tags are required

Yes.

Can contain

HTML ul element can contain one or more li elements.

Can reside within

HTML ul element can reside within APPLET, BLOCKQUOTE, BODY, BUTTON, CENTER, DD, DEL, DIV, FIELDSET, FORM, IFRAME, INS, LI, MAP, NOFRAMES, NOSCRIPT, OBJECT, TD, TH.

Attributes

Attributes specific to this element

type : Determines the form of the bullet which precedes the list item placed within an unordered list. This attribute is deprecated.

Value Description
disc Creates a disc () bullet.
square Creates a square () bullet.
circle Creates a circle () bullet.

compact: If set, this attribute hints the browser (or any other user agent) to display the list in a compact way. This is a boolean attribute.

Identifiers

id, class.

language information and text direction

lang, dir.

Title

Title.

Style

Style.

Events

onclick, ondblclick, onmousedown, onmouseup, onmouseover, onmousemove, onmouseout, onkeypress, onkeydown, onkeyup.

Supported doctypes

HTML 4.01 Strict, HTML 4.01 Transitional, and HTML 4.01 Frameset.

Example of using HTML ul element

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01//EN" 
"http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/strict.dtd">
<html>
<head>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
<title>html p tag example</title>
</head>
<body>
<ul>
<li>Tutorials</li>
<li>Online Practice Editor </li>
<li>Examples</li>
<li>References</li>
<li>Videos</li> 
</ul>
</body>
</html>

Result

html ul element

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HTML ul tag example.

Pictorial presentation

html-ul-tag

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