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  <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN"
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    <title>Lists in XHTML</title>
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    <h1><a id="lists" />Lists in XHTML</h1>
    <p>Three types of list are available to us when writing an XHTML document. 
       These are:</p>
      <li><a href="#orderedList">Ordered List</a></li>
      <li><a href="#unorderedList">Unordered List</a></li>
      <li><a href="#definitionList">Definition Lists</a></li>
    <h2><a id="orderedList" />Ordered List</h2>
    <p>An ordered list allows you to create a list of items, each of which is
       preceeded by a number. The list is automatically numbered in ascending
    <p>The list is started with a <code>nl</code> tag, which indicates the start of 
       a numbered list. The <code>nl</code> element is the containing element, for
       the numbered list. Each list item is then placed inside a <code>li</code>
       element. </p>
    <h2><a id="unorderedList" />Unordered List</h2>
    <p>An unordered list is a fancy name for a list of bullet points that are not
       preceeded by numbers. The containing element for the items in an unordered
       list is the <code>ul</code> element. Again each item in the list is put inside
       the <code>li</code> element.</p>
    <h2><a id="definitionList" />Definition List</h2>
    <p>The least common type of list is a definition list, which tends to comprise of
       words and their definitions.</p>
    <p>The containing element for a definition list is <code>dl</code> element. Each
       term that has to be defined is contained inside a <code>&lt;DT&gt;</code>
       element, while the definition is contained in a <code>&lt;DL&gt;</code>
       element, like so.</p>
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