<list-item> List Item

Single item (one entry) in a list of items.


On display or in print, a list entry may be preceded by a prefix character, such as a bullet or a number. This character is determined by the @list-type attribute, possibly combined with the @prefix-word attribute. If the <label> element is used in a <list-item>, it overrides the @list-type and @prefix-word attributes.

Best Practice

While this element contains an optional <label> element, the <label> element should be included only in those circumstances where a formatting override is needed; <label> should NOT be used in the ordinary course of tagging.

Base Attributes

Models and Context
May be contained in
The following, in order:
Content Model
<!ELEMENT  list-item    %list-item-model;                            >
Expanded Content Model

(label?, title?, (p | def-list | list)+)

Tagged Sample

Bulleted list

 <p>Day hospital care seems to be an effective service ...</p>
 <boxed-text position="float">
   <title>Key messages</title>
   <list list-type="bullet">
     <p>The benefits of geriatric day hospital care have been 
      controversial for many years.</p>
     <p>This systematic review of 12 randomised trials comparing
      a variety of day hospitals with a range of alternative
      services found no overall advantage for day hospital care.</p>
     <p>Day hospitals had a possible advantage over no comprehensive
      care in terms of death or poor outcome, disability, and use of
     <p>The costs of day hospital care may be partly offset by
      a reduced use of hospital beds and institutional care among
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