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Set a numbering type for a list element

Written byPhuoc Nguyen
28 Sep, 2022
By default, an unordered list element (`ul`) prepends any of its items a circle. Whereas an ordered list element (`ol`) adds an auto-incremented number at the beginning of each item.
We can set or change the behavior by setting the `list-style-type` property:
ol {
list-style-type: decimal;
ul {
list-style-type: disc;
However, the `ul` and `ol` elements come with a more powerful attribute named `type`. It allows us to set the numbering type:
Attribute declarationItems prefixed by
`<ol type="a">`a, b, c, ...
`<ol type="A">`A, B, C, ...
`<ol type="i">`i, ii, iii, ...
`<ol type="I">`I, II, III, ...
<!-- Items prefixed by a, b, c, ... -->
<ol type="a">
<li>First item</li>
<li>Second item</li>
<li>Third item</li>

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