mozilla
Your Search Results

    list-style-position

    Summary

    The list-style-position property specifies the position of the marker box in the principal block box.

    It is often more convenient to use the shorthand list-style.

    Syntax

    /* Keyword values */
    list-style-position: inside;
    list-style-position: outside;
    
    /* Global values */
    list-style-position: inherit;
    list-style-position: initial;
    list-style-position: unset;
    

    Values

    outside
    The marker box is outside the principal block box.
    inside
    The marker box is the first inline box in the principal block box, after which the element's content flows.

    Formal syntax

    inside | outside

    Examples

    View the live example

    .one {
      list-style:url(starsolid.gif) inside;
    }
    
    .two {
      list-style-position: outside;
      list-style-type: circle;
    }
    
    .three {
      list-style-image: url(starsolid.gif);
      list-style-position: inherit;
    }

    Specifications

    Specification Status Comment
    CSS Lists and Counters Module Level 3
    The definition of 'list-style-position' in that specification.
    Working Draft No change.
    CSS Level 2 (Revision 1)
    The definition of 'list-style-position' in that specification.
    Recommendation Initial definition.

    Browser compatibility

    Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
    Basic support 1.0 1.0 (1.0) 4.0 3.5 1.0 (85)
    Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Phone Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
    Basic support ? ? ? ? ?

    N.B. There is variance among browsers regarding behaviour when a block element is placed first within a list element declared as list-style-position:inside. Chrome and Safari both place this element on the same line as the marker box, whereas Firefox, Internet Explorer and Opera place it on the next line. For more information on this, see this Mozilla Bug report and an example.

    See also