The CSS reference

"list-style-position" - css property (v. css 1)

  • To specify if the list-item markers should appear inside or outside the content flow.
  • Initial value: outside
  • The property is inherited
  • HTML usage: elements with 'display: list-item'
  • Browsers that support the list-style-position - property :
    Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Opera Google Chrome Apple Safari

Possible list-style-position values:

Values Comments CSS
inside Means that the marker box is placed as the first inline box in the principal block box, before the element's content and before any ':before' pseudo-elements. 1
outside Means that the marker box is outside the principal block box. 1
inherit Will inherit the value from parent specification. 2

Property "list-style-position" example:

    <style   type="text/css">
      div {width: 300px;}
      .o1 {
        list-style-type: upper-roman;
      .u1 {
        list-style-image: url(images/Marker.png);
        list-style-position: inside;
  <body >
      Possible list-style properties
      <ol class="o1">
          <ul class="u1">
            <li>Shorthand notation for setting
              all the three previous properties.
              (list-style-position: inside)</li>

Javascript access:

// To SET values ([o] is the target object)
[o].style.listStylePosition="list-style-position value"
// To GET values you must first get the computed style object
// To get that object in IE or Opera:
var cStyle=[o].currentStyle;
// To get that object in Firefox, Chrome or Safari (w3c-type):
var cStyle=window.getComputedStyle([o],null)
// To GET the property value:;
var value=cStyle.listStylePosition;
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