[UPHPU] proper HTML lists

Jeffrey Moss jeff at opendbms.com
Thu Feb 24 11:02:54 MST 2005


Option 2 makes more sense if you're using CSS.  The UL is the indent, the LI 
could be text color or inline list or something.

-Jeff

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Shane Anderson" <shane at cpd2.usu.edu>
To: <uphpu at uphpu.org>
Sent: Thursday, February 24, 2005 10:33 AM
Subject: Re: [UPHPU] proper HTML lists


> Hi
>
> Option 1 is the correct markup for nested lists.
>
> It does matter if you want well formed markup and the insurance that your 
> page will work on newer browsers in the future, now that standards 
> compliance has become the goal of many browser companies. Option 2 might 
> work now on some browsers but it is not HTML 4 or XHTML compliant. Do it 
> right and it will always work.
>
> Authoritative documentation:
> http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/struct/lists.html
>
> Guides:
> http://www.w3.org/MarkUp/Guide/
> http://www.w3schools.com/html/html_lists.asp
>
>
> Shane Anderson
> WebAIM.org
>
>
> At 09:51 AM 2/24/2005, Wade Preston Shearer wrote:
>>Which of these is proper? or does it matter?
>>
>>Option 1:
>>
>><ul>
>>         <li>
>>                 <ul>
>>                         <li></li>
>>                         <li></li>
>>                         <li></li>
>>                         <li></li>
>>                 </ul>
>>         </li>
>>         <li>
>>                 <ul>
>>                         <li></li>
>>                         <li></li>
>>                         <li></li>
>>                         <li></li>
>>                 </ul>
>>         </li>
>></ul>
>>
>>
>>Option 2:
>>
>><ul>
>>         <li></li>
>>                 <ul>
>>                         <li></li>
>>                         <li></li>
>>                         <li></li>
>>                         <li></li>
>>                 </ul>
>>         <li></li>
>>                 <ul>
>>                         <li></li>
>>                         <li></li>
>>                         <li></li>
>>                         <li></li>
>>                 </ul>
>></ul>
>>
>>
>>
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