2.5.1.2.7. Mark up lists and list items properly.

Checkpoint 3.6

"The HTML list elements DL, UL, and OL should only be used to create lists, not for formatting effects such as indentation. [...] For numbered lists, compound numbers are more informative than simple numbers. Thus, a list numbered "1, 1.1, 1.2, 1.2.1, 1.3, 2, 2.1," provides more context than the same list without compound numbers [...]. CSS1 and CSS2 allow users to control number styles (for all lists, not just ordered) through user style sheets." [13]

"To change the "bullet" style of unordered list items created with the LI element, use style sheets. In CSS, it is possible to specify a fallback bullet style (e.g., 'disc') if a bullet image cannot be loaded." [13]

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