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Ordered Lists
The ordered list element, <ol> , works very much like the unordered list element; individu-
al list items are created in the same manner (see Figure 8.2 ) . The main difference between
an ordered list and an unordered list is that with an ordered list, the order in which items
are presented is important.
Figure 8.2 An ordered list with three list items whose order does matter
Because the order matters, instead of using a dot as the default list item marker, an ordered
list uses numbers.
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1. <ol>
2. <li>Head north on N Halsted St</li>
3. <li>Turn right on W Diversey Pkwy</li>
4. <li>Turn left on N Orchard St</li>
5. </ol>
Ordered lists also have unique attributes available to them including start and re-
versed .
Start Attribute
The start attribute defines the number from which an ordered list should start (see Fig-
ure 8.3 ) . By default, ordered lists start at 1 . However, there may be cases where a list
should start at 30 or another number. When we use the start attribute on the <ol> ele-
ment, we can identify exactly which number an ordered list should begin counting from.
Figure 8.3 An ordered list with three list items and a start attribute value of 30
The start attribute accepts only integer values, even though ordered lists may use differ-
ent numbering systems, such as roman numerals.
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