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The list-style-position CSS property specifies the position of the marker box in the principal block box. It is often more convenient to use the shortcut list-style.


Formal syntax: inside | outside
list-style-position: inside
list-style-position: outside

list-style-position: inherit


The marker box is outside the principal block box.
The marker box is the first inline box in the principal block box, after which the element's content flows.


View the live example

.one {
  list-style:url(starsolid.gif) inside;

.two {
  list-style-position: outside;
  list-style-type: circle;

.three {
  list-style-image: url(starsolid.gif);
  list-style-position: none;


Specification Status Comment
CSS Lists and Counters Module Level 3 Working Draft No change.
CSS Level 2 (Revision 1) Recommendation Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
Basic support 1.0 1.0 (1.0) 4.0 3.5 1.0 (85)
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Phone Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support ? ? ? ? ?

N.B. There is variance among browsers regarding behaviour when a block element is placed first within a list element declared as list-style-position:inside. Chrome and Safari both place this element on the same line as the marker box, whereas Firefox, Internet Explorer and Opera place it on the next line. For more information on this, see this Mozilla Bug report and an example.

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