list-style-position (CSS property)

Spec
Inherited Initial Version
Yes outside CSS1
Browser support (more…)
IE5.5+ FF1+ SA1.3+ OP9.2+ CH2+
Full Full Full Full Full

Syntax

list-style-position: { inside | outside | inherit } ;

Description

This property specifies where the list marker is rendered with respect to the list item’s principal block box.

Example

This style rule makes the markers for all items within the list with ID "compact" appear on the inside:

#compact li {
  list-style-position: inside;
}

Value

outside
The value outside causes the list marker to be rendered outside the principal block box. Its precise location isn’t defined by the CSS2.1 specification. Contemporary browsers seem to render it approximately 1.5em to the left of the principal block box in a left-to-right environment, or 1.5em to the right of the principal block box in a right-to-left environment. Some browsers use padding on the list to make room for the marker box, while others use a margin.
inside
The value inside makes the list marker the first inline box in the principal block box. Its exact location is not defined by the CSS2.1 specification. Note that when using the value inside should text wrap to another line then a situation could occur on short lines where the list marker becomes detached from the text (as of course would any other inline element).

Compatibility

Internet Explorer Firefox Safari Opera Chrome
5.5 6.0 7.0 8.0 1.0 1.5 2.0 3.0 3.5 1.3 2.0 3.1 4.0 9.2 9.5 10.0 2.0
Full Full Full Full Full Full Full Full Full Full Full Full Full Full Full Full Full

Internet Explorer for Windows versions up to and including 7 don’t support the value inherit.

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