list-style-position

The list-style-position CSS property sets the position of the ::marker relative to a list item.

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Syntax

css

/* Keyword values */
list-style-position: inside;
list-style-position: outside;

/* Global values */
list-style-position: inherit;
list-style-position: initial;
list-style-position: revert;
list-style-position: revert-layer;
list-style-position: unset;

The list-style-position property is specified as one of the keyword values listed below.

Values

inside

The ::marker is the first element among the list item's contents.

outside

The ::marker is outside the principal block box. This is the default value for list-style.

Description

This property is applied to list items, i.e., elements with display: list-item;. By default this includes <li> elements. Because this property is inherited, it can be set on the parent element (normally <ol> or <ul>) to let it apply to all list items.

If a block element is the first child of a list element declared as list-style-position: inside, then the block element is placed on the line after the marker-box.

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

Formal definition

Initial valueoutside
Applies tolist items
Inheritedyes
Computed valueas specified
Animation typediscrete

Formal syntax

list-style-position = 
inside |
outside

Examples

Setting list item position

HTML

html

<ul class="inside">
  List 1
  <li>List Item 1-1</li>
  <li>List Item 1-2</li>
  <li>List Item 1-3</li>
  <li>List Item 1-4</li>
</ul>
<ul class="outside">
  List 2
  <li>List Item 2-1</li>
  <li>List Item 2-2</li>
  <li>List Item 2-3</li>
  <li>List Item 2-4</li>
</ul>
<ul class="inside-img">
  List 3
  <li>List Item 3-1</li>
  <li>List Item 3-2</li>
  <li>List Item 3-3</li>
  <li>List Item 3-4</li>
</ul>

CSS

css

.inside {
  list-style-position: inside;
  list-style-type: square;
}

.outside {
  list-style-position: outside;
  list-style-type: circle;
}

.inside-img {
  list-style-position: inside;
  list-style-image: url("starsolid.gif");
}

Result

Specifications

Specification
CSS Lists and Counters Module Level 3
# list-style-position-property

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See also