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.

Properties

Inherits properties from its parent, HTMLElement.

HTMLLIElement.type
Is a DOMString 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.
HTMLLIElement.value
Is 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.

Methods

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

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'HTMLLIElement' in that specification.
Living Standard No change from HTML5.
HTML5
The definition of 'HTMLLIElement' in that specification.
Recommendation The following property is now obsolete: type.
Document Object Model (DOM) Level 2 HTML Specification
The definition of 'HTMLLIElement' in that specification.
Obsolete No change from Document Object Model (DOM) Level 1 Specification.
Document Object Model (DOM) Level 1 Specification
The definition of 'HTMLLIElement' in that specification.
Obsolete Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic support Yes Yes11 Yes Yes Yes
FeatureAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidOpera AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support Yes ? Yes41 Yes Yes ?

1. Prior to Firefox 10, Gecko incorrectly reflected negative value attributes to 0.

See also

  • The HTML element implementing this interface: <li>

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