Rule LIST-1
Do not use paragraph or div elements to create lists.


Best Practice Type: Pass/Warning

If consecutive p elements include a string of non-space characters followed by a period or right paranthesis character (”)”), the markup may be representing an ordered list of items. If the markup is representing an ordered or other type of list, it should use HTML list markup with CSS for styling.


ul (HTML4)

ol (HTML4)

ol[value] (HTML4)

li (HTML4)

dl (HTML4)

dt (HTML4)

dd (HTML4)

Associated Accessibility Guidelines and Standards

Guideline or
Requirement Priority Test
IITAA 1.5 Use lists to identify series of related items, including navigation menus. Required Violation
Section 508 none none
WCAG 1.0 3.6 Mark up lists and list items properly. Required Violation
WCAG 2.0 1.3.1 Info and Relationships Required Violation


Evaluation Techniues


Testsuite Tests