List Item

A single entry in a list


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 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.

Authoring Note: 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.


id Identifier

Content Model

<!ELEMENT  list-item    %list-item-model;                            >

Expanded Content Model

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


The following, in order:

This element may be contained in:



<p>Day hospital care ... are justifiable.</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