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.

EventTarget Node Element HTMLElement HTMLOListElement

Instance properties

Inherits properties from its parent, HTMLElement.


A boolean value reflecting the reversed and defining if the numbering is descending, that is its value is true, or ascending (false).


A long value reflecting the start and defining the value of the first number of the first element of the list.


A string 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, …
HTMLOListElement.compact Deprecated

A boolean value 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.

Instance methods

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


HTML Standard
# htmlolistelement

Browser compatibility

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See also

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