HTMLOListElement

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.

Properties

Inherits properties from its parent, HTMLElement.

HTMLOListElement.reversed
Is a Boolean value reflecting the reversed and defining if the numbering is descending, that is its value is true, or ascending (false).
HTMLOListElement.start
Is a long value reflecting the start and defining the value of the first number of the first element of the list.
HTMLOListElement.type
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, …
HTMLOListElement.compact
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.

Methods

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

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'HTMLOListElement' in that specification.
Living Standard  
HTML5
The definition of 'HTMLOListElement' in that specification.
Recommendation Added the reversed property.
Document Object Model (DOM) Level 2 HTML Specification
The definition of 'HTMLOListElement' in that specification.
Obsolete No change from Document Object Model (DOM) Level 1 Specification.
Document Object Model (DOM) Level 1 Specification
The definition of 'HTMLOListElement' in that specification.
Obsolete Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

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DesktopMobile
ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
Basic supportChrome Full support YesEdge Full support YesFirefox Full support 1IE Full support YesOpera Full support YesSafari Full support YesWebView Android Full support YesChrome Android Full support YesEdge Mobile Full support YesFirefox Android Full support 4Opera Android Full support YesSafari iOS Full support YesSamsung Internet Android Full support Yes
reversedChrome Full support 18Edge No support NoFirefox Full support 18IE No support NoOpera No support NoSafari Full support 5WebView Android Full support YesChrome Android Full support YesEdge Mobile No support NoFirefox Android Full support 18Opera Android No support NoSafari iOS Full support YesSamsung Internet Android Full support Yes
startChrome Full support YesEdge Full support 12Firefox Full support 1IE Full support YesOpera Full support YesSafari Full support YesWebView Android Full support YesChrome Android Full support YesEdge Mobile Full support YesFirefox Android Full support 4Opera Android Full support YesSafari iOS Full support YesSamsung Internet Android Full support Yes
typeChrome Full support YesEdge Full support 12Firefox Full support 1IE Full support YesOpera Full support YesSafari Full support YesWebView Android Full support YesChrome Android Full support YesEdge Mobile Full support YesFirefox Android Full support 4Opera Android Full support YesSafari iOS Full support YesSamsung Internet Android Full support Yes
compact
Deprecated
Chrome Full support YesEdge Full support 12Firefox Full support 1IE Full support YesOpera Full support YesSafari Full support YesWebView Android Full support YesChrome Android Full support YesEdge Mobile Full support YesFirefox Android Full support 4Opera Android Full support YesSafari iOS Full support YesSamsung Internet Android Full support Yes

Legend

Full support  
Full support
No support  
No support
Deprecated. Not for use in new websites.
Deprecated. Not for use in new websites.

See also

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

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