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HTML HTML Lists HTML Lists

Tarek Salha
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Tarek Salha
Front End Web Development Techdegree Student 9,117 Points

how to add the list items square and circle

how to add the list items square and circle

index.html
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <title>HTML Lists Challenge</title>
  </head>
  <body>

    <h1>HTML Lists Challenge</h1>

    <!-- Write your code below -->
    <ol>
      <li>Stop</li>
      <li>Drop</li>
      <li>Roll</li>
    </ol>


    <ul>
      <li>Shapes
                <ol>Square</ol>
        <ol>Circle</ol>      
      </li>
      <li>Colors</li>
    </ul>

  </body>
</html>

2 Answers

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
212,135 Points

A list, either ul or ol, should only contain list items (li) as direct children. Both of your shape names should be inside li tags, and they should both be inside a shared ol element parent.

I'l bet you can get it now without an explicit code spoiler.

Abbey Tipton
Abbey Tipton
16,846 Points

Hey there! Your code is really close. You have:

   <ul>
      <li>Shapes
                <ol>Square</ol>
        <ol>Circle</ol>      
      </li>
      <li>Colors</li>
    </ul>

But, the ol tag is used to start a new unordered list, rather than to designate items in that list. You should start a new ol tag and then use the li tag on each list item, just like you did in your first ordered list. Like this:

   <ul>
      <li>Shapes
          <ol>
             <li>Square</li>
            <li>Circle</li>
          </ol>      
      </li>
      <li>Colors</li>
    </ul>

I hope that helps!