The HTMLLIElement interface exposes specific properties and methods (beyond those defined by regular HTMLElement interface it also has available to it by inheritance) for manipulating list elements.

EventTarget Node Element HTMLElement HTMLLIElement

Instance properties

Inherits properties from its parent, HTMLElement.

HTMLLIElement.type Deprecated

A string representing the type of the bullets, "disc", "square" or "circle". As the standard way of defining the list type is via the CSS list-style-type property, use the CSSOM methods to set it via a script.


A long indicating the ordinal position of the list element inside a given <ol>. It reflects the value attribute of the HTML <li> element, and can be smaller than 0. If the <li> element is not a child of an <ol> element, the property has no meaning.

Instance methods

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


HTML Standard
# htmllielement

Browser compatibility

BCD tables only load in the browser

See also

  • The HTML element implementing this interface: <li>