HTML <ul> Tag

Example

An unordered HTML list:

<ul>
  <li>Earth</li>
  <li>tea</li>
  <li>Elephant</li>
</ul>
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Definition and Usage

The <ul> tag defines an unordered list (a bulleted list).

Browser Support

The <ul> tag is supported in all major browsers.

Tips and Notes

Hint: Use CSS to define the type of list.

Optional Attributes

DTD indicates in which HTML 4.01/XHTML 1.0 DTD the attribute is allowed. S=Strict, T=Transitional, and F=Frameset.

Attribute Value Description DTD
compact compact Deprecated. Use styles instead.
Specifies that the list should render smaller than normal
TF
type disc
square
circle
Deprecated. Use styles instead.
Specifies the style of the bullet points of the list items
TF


Standard Attributes

The <ul> tag supports the following standard attributes:

Attribute Value Description DTD
class classname Specifies a classname for an element STF
dir rtl
ltr
Specifies the text direction for the content in an element STF
id id Specifies a unique id for an element STF
lang language_code Specifies a language code for the content in an element STF
style style_definition Specifies an inline style for an element STF
title text Specifies extra information about an element STF
xml:lang language_code Specifies a language code for the content in an element, in XHTML documents STF

More information about Standard Attributes.

Event Attributes

The <ul> tag supports the following event attributes:

Attribute Value Description DTD
onclick script Script to be run on a mouse click STF
ondblclick script Script to be run on a mouse double-click STF
onmousedown script Script to be run when mouse button is pressed STF
onmousemove script Script to be run when mouse pointer moves STF
onmouseout script Script to be run when mouse pointer moves out of an element STF
onmouseover script Script to be run when mouse pointer moves over an element STF
onmouseup script Script to be run when mouse button is released STF
onkeydown script Script to be run when a key is pressed STF
onkeypress script Script to be run when a key is pressed and released STF
onkeyup script Script to be run when a key is released STF

More information about Event Attributes.

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A nested list
A list inside a list.

Another nested list
A more complicated nested list.


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