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HTML Elements and Attributes that Control the Ordered, Unordered and Definition Lists on the Webpage

Guest Author - Diane Cipollo

Below is a list of the most commonly used*** html element tags that control an ordered, unordered and definition list on the webpage.

Note: Some attributes listed below have been depreciated in favor of Cascading Style Sheets.

Elements for Ordered, Unordered and Definition Lists
ElementOpening TagAttributesClosing TagDescription
dd<dd> OptionalIdentifies the description in a definition list
dl<dl> </dl>Creats a definition list - a list of words and corresponding descriptions
dt<dt> OptionalIdentifies the term in a definition list
li<li> OptionalIdentifies an item for an ordered or unorderd list
ol<ol>type="?"
start="?"
</ol>Creates an ordered (numbered) list of items

type - sets style of numbering (1, a, A, i or I)
start - sets beginning number or letter
ul<ul>type="?"</ul>Creates an unordered (bulleted) list

type - sets bullet shape to circle, square or disc
***A complete list of html element tags can be found at the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) website.
http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/index/elements.html
**Color can be set using color names (red, black, etc) or RGB color codes or hexidecimal color codes.




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