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This template provides a WCAG/ISO-standards-compliant accessible alternative to <br /> separated lists, per WP:UBLIST and WP:PLIST

Usage

{{plainlist}} starts a plain (i.e. unbulleted) list, such as:

It uses proper HTML list markup, which is more standards-compliant and more accessible than separating list items with <br />. Detailed reasons for using this template can be found at WP:UBLIST.

This template can be used with or without {{endplainlist}}. It is an alternative to {{unbulleted list}}, which performs the same function in a more concise but less wiki-style manner. Note that {{unbulleted list}} will work inside image captions, whereas {{plainlist}} does not.

Examples

Markup Renders as
{{plainlist|
* [[cat]]
* [[dog]]
* [[horse]]
* [[cow]]
* [[sheep]]
* [[pig]]
}}

Alternative syntax

Markup Renders as
{{plainlist}}
* [[cat]]
* [[dog]]
* [[horse]]
* [[cow]]
* [[sheep]]
* [[pig]]
{{endplainlist}}

Parameters

This is the TemplateData documentation for this template used by VisualEditor and other tools; see the monthly error report for this template.

TemplateData for Plainlist

This template provides a WCAG/ISO-standards-compliant accessible alternative to <br /> separated lists, per WP:UBLIST and WP:PLIST. It uses proper HTML list markup, which is more standards-compliant and more accessible than separating list items with <br />. Detailed reasons for using this template can be found at WP:UBLIST.
Parameter Description Type Status
List content 1
If supplied, the list, as a normal bulleted list. (Every line should start with an asterisk. No blank lines between lines.) See template page for how this works otherwise.
Content suggested
CSS classes class
Adds a CSS class to the containing div.
Default
The class "plainlist" is always applied.
String optional
Custom CSS style
Adds CSS style options. Complex styles should not be used in articles (per WP:Deviations) but may be acceptable on user, project, and talk pages.
Example
border:solid 1px silver; background:lightyellow
Unknown optional
Indent level indent
Indents the list by a number of standard indents (one indent being 1.6em), particularly handy for inclusion in an indented discussion thread.
Example
2
Number optional
Test of raw TemplateData output:

This template provides a WCAG/ISO-standards-compliant accessible alternative to <br /> separated lists, per WP:UBLIST and WP:PLIST. It uses proper HTML list markup, which is more standards-compliant and more accessible than separating list items with <br />. Detailed reasons for using this template can be found at WP:UBLIST.

Template parameters

Parameter Description Type Status
List content 1

If supplied, the list, as a normal bulleted list. (Every line should start with an asterisk. No blank lines between lines.) See template page for how this works otherwise.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
Content suggested
CSS classes class

Adds a CSS class to the containing div.

Default
The class "plainlist" is always applied.
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String optional
Custom CSS style

Adds CSS style options. Complex styles should not be used in articles (per WP:Deviations) but may be acceptable on user, project, and talk pages.

Default
empty
Example
border:solid 1px silver; background:lightyellow
Auto value
empty
Unknown optional
Indent level indent

Indents the list by a number of standard indents (one indent being 1.6em), particularly handy for inclusion in an indented discussion thread.

Default
empty
Example
2
Auto value
empty
Number optional

Controlling line-breaking

Template {{nbsp}} may be used with {{wbr}} and {{nowrap}} to control line-breaking in bulletless lists, to prevent wrapped long entries from being confused with multiple entries. See Template:Wbr/doc#Controlling line-breaking in infoboxes for details.

Technical details

{{Plainlist}} works by constructing a div with the CSS class "plainlist" which has the following style (see MediaWiki:Common.css):

.plainlist ul {
    line-height: inherit;
    list-style: none none;
    margin: 0;
}
.plainlist ul li {
    margin-bottom: 0;
}
Wikitext Expanded template HTML
{{Plainlist|
* Example 1
* Example 2
* Example 3
}}
<div class="plainlist " >
* Example 1
* Example 2
* Example 3

</div>
<div class="plainlist">
<ul>
<li>Example 1</li>
<li>Example 2</li>
<li>Example 3</li>
</ul>
</div>

Redirects

See also