Template:Plainlist

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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[edit]

{{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[edit]

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

Alternative syntax[edit]

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

Parameters[edit]

Template:Format TemplateData

Controlling line-breaking[edit]

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[edit]

{{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
}}
Template:Nowiki2
<div class="plainlist">
<ul>
<li>Example 1</li>
<li>Example 2</li>
<li>Example 3</li>
</ul>
</div>

Redirects[edit]

See also[edit]

Template:Navbox lists