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HTML HTML Lists HTML Lists

nested lists

how does this work?

<!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</li>
  <ol> <li>circles</li>
    <li> triangles</li></ol>
  <li> Colors</li>
    </ul>
  </body>
</html>

2 Answers

breckconley you were actually very very close to solving it correctly.

You need to nest the <ol> inside of the <li> for shapes, it will look like this:

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

Nesting can get a little messy/confusing inside of list items because of the amount of tags in such a small section of code.

not working <!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head> <title>HTML Lists Challenge</title> </head> <body>

<h1>HTML Lists Challenge</h1>

<ol>
  <li>Stop</li>
  <li>Drop</li>
  <li>Roll</li>
</ol><!-- Write your code below -->
<ul>
  <li>Shapes</li>
    <ol>
      <li>Squares</li>
      <li>Circles</li>
    </ol>
  </li>
  <li>Colors</li>
</ul>

</body> </html>

Take the closing li tag after shapes </li> and place it after the closing ol tag </ol> . The entire <ol></ol> needs to be inside the <li></li> tags.

Melissa Austin
Melissa Austin
3,383 Points

As Luke Pettway says nested lists can be confusing. Here is a live example on CodePen and further explaination at Mozilla.