<list> List

<list> is a formatting element that contains a series of <item> elements, separated from one another and arranged in a linear, often vertical sequence. <list> may be used within: <accessrestrict>, <accruals>, <acqinfo>, <altformavail>, <appraisal>, <arrangement>, <bibliography>, <bioghist>, <blockquote>, <controlaccess>, <custodhist>, <daodesc>, <descgrp>, <div>, <dsc>, <dscgrp>, <entry>, <event>, <extref>, <extrefloc>, <fileplan>, <index>, <item>, <note>, <odd>, <originalsloc>, <otherfindaid>, <p>, <phystech>, <prefercite>, <processinfo>, <ref>, <refloc>, <relatedmaterial>, <revisiondesc>, <scopecontent>, <separatedmaterial>, <titlepage>, and <userestrict>.


  • ALTRENDER – not required. Use if the content of the element should be displayed or printed differently than the rendering established in a style sheet for other occurrences of the element.
  • AUDIENCE – not required. Use to set whether the element’s contents will be visible to external users or to internal ones. Possible values are: “internal” and “external.”
  • ID – not required. Creates an ID for element. Can be used for linking.
  • CONTINUATION – not required. Possible values are: continues, starts. For lists with the TYPE ordered, and optionally with a NUMERATION attribute, this attribute specifies whether to continue the numeration any preceding ordered list or to start over. If nothing is specified, “starts” is assumed.
  • MARK – not required. For lists when the TYPE is “marked,” this attribute may be used to provide character(s) or character entities (such as &bull; for bullet point) to mark each entry.
  • NUMERATION – not required. For ordered lists, one may use this attribute to specify the type of numeration. Values are: arabic, upperalpha, loweralpha, upperroman, and lowerroman. Arabic is the default.
  • TYPE – not required. Possible values are: simple, deflist, marked, and ordered. In a simple list, <item> elements are not numbered or bulleted. In a deflist, they are paired with a <label> which they describe or define. In a marked list, a bullet/box/dash/other character is displayed at the beginning of each otem. In an ordered list, the sequence of items is important and each is lettered or numbered.


<list> may contain: <defitem>, <head>, <item>, <listhead>.


<list type="deflist">
		<item>Massachusetts Institute of Technology</item>
		<item>Peace Corps Volunteer</item>

EAD tag library entry for <list>.