HTML and CSS Reference
Chapter 7. Formatted Lists
Making information more accessible is the single most important quality
of HTML and its progeny, XHTML. The languages' excellent collection of
text style and formatting tools help you organize your information into
documents readers can quickly understand, scan, and extract, possibly
with automated browser agents.
Beyond embellishing your text with specialized text tags, HTML and
XHTML provide a rich set of tools that help you organize content into
formatted lists. There's nothing magical or mysterious about lists. In
fact, the beauty of lists is their simplicity. They're based on common
list paradigms we encounter every day, such as unordered grocery lists,
ordered instruction lists, and dictionary-like definition lists. All are famil-
iar, comfortable ways of organizing content. All provide powerful means
for quickly understanding, scanning, and extracting pertinent information
from your web documents.