why numbered list is called ol in web?


In Information Technology, there is a technical word ol in html code,

Why is numbered list written as ol? What does the letter o stand for?


Posted 2013-12-31T12:46:07.683

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Question was closed 2013-12-31T16:39:28.360

The suitability of this question to this site is marginal at best. It should probably be asked on some other site, though it would probably get closed there too. – Masked Man – 2013-12-31T12:54:48.907

5This question appears to be off-topic because it is about abbreviations used in programming. – Damkerng T. – 2013-12-31T15:41:11.190

@DamkerngT. And it is general reference to boot.

– None – 2013-12-31T16:25:17.133

2ol is not actually a word, technical or otherwise. It has no part of speech, you can't use it in a sentence (you can mention it, but not use it), and it's not pronounced how it's spelled. – Martha – 2013-12-31T16:33:55.827



ol stands for ordered list. It's an HTML syntax rule.

Masked Man

Posted 2013-12-31T12:46:07.683

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It's not only in HTML syntax actually, in some other web programming languages like PHP or CSS, they also use ol to write ordered list or numbered list in the User Interface.

The word ordered means that the list is written in order (from the smallest to the largest).

You use ul to print an un-ordered list or the list with no numbers in order (labeled only with bullets or checks.)


Posted 2013-12-31T12:46:07.683

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OK then, I've edited the answer, for you. Thank you. – Safira – 2013-12-31T23:12:21.360