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The HTMLOListElement interface provides special properties (beyond those defined on the regular HTMLElement interface it also has available to it by inheritance) for manipulating ordered list elements.


Inherits properties from its parent, HTMLElement.

Is a Boolean value reflecting the reversed and defining if the numbering is descending, that is its value is true, or ascending (false).
Is a long value reflecting the start and defining the value of the first number of the first element of the list.
Is a DOMString value reflecting the type and defining the kind of marker to be used to display. It can have the following values:
  • '1' meaning that decimal numbers are used: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, …
  • 'a' meaning that the lowercase latin alphabet is used:  a, b, c, d, e, …
  • 'A' meaning that the uppercase latin alphabet is used: A, B, C, D, E, …
  • 'i' meaning that the lowercase latin numerals are used: i, ii, iii, iv, v, …
  • 'I' meaning that the uppercase latin numerals are used: I, II, III, IV, V, …
Is a Boolean indicating that spacing between list items should be reduced. This property reflects the compact attribute only, it doesn't consider the line-height CSS property used for that behavior in modern pages.


No specific method; inherits methods from its parent, HTMLElement.


Specification Status Comment
WHATWG HTML Living Standard Living Standard No change from HTML5.
HTML5 Candidate Recommendation Added the reversed property.
Document Object Model (DOM) Level 2 HTML Specification Recommendation No change from Document Object Model (DOM) Level 1 Specification.
Document Object Model (DOM) Level 1 Specification Recommendation Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
Basic support (Yes) 1.0 (1.7 or earlier) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)
reversed 18 18.0 (18.0) Not supported Not supported 5.2
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Phone Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support (Yes) 1.0 (1.0) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)
reversed (Yes) 18.0 (18.0) Not supported Not supported (Yes)

See also

  • The HTML element implementing this interface: <ol>.

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