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Horizontal lists
Language(s): CSS
Compatible with: MediaWiki 1.17+ (All skins)


Enables the use of horizontal lists, inline formatted, semantically valid HTML lists using the hlist class.


Using horizontal lists only requires adding the hlist class to a container element that holds a HTML list. Lists may be in both HTML and wiki markup.


This code is released under the Creative Commons Attribution license (CC-BY) and the GNU GPL version 2 or later.


Place the folowing code in MediaWiki:Common.css:

/* Style for horizontal lists (separator following item).
   @revision 9 (2016-08-10)
   @author [[User:Edokter]]
.hlist dl,
.hlist ol,
.hlist ul {
    margin: 0;
    padding: 0;
/* Display list items inline */
.hlist dd,
.hlist dt,
.hlist li {
    margin: 0;
    display: inline;
/* Display nested lists inline */
.hlist.inline dl,
.hlist.inline ol,
.hlist.inline ul,
.hlist dl dl, .hlist dl ol, .hlist dl ul,
.hlist ol dl, .hlist ol ol, .hlist ol ul,
.hlist ul dl, .hlist ul ol, .hlist ul ul {
    display: inline;
/* Hide empty list items */
.hlist .mw-empty-li,
.hlist .mw-empty-elt {
    display: none;
/* Generate interpuncts */
.hlist dt:after {
    content: ": ";
.hlist dd:after,
.hlist li:after {
    content: " · ";
    font-weight: bold;
.hlist dd:last-child:after,
.hlist dt:last-child:after,
.hlist li:last-child:after {
    content: none;
/* Add parentheses around nested lists */
.hlist dd dd:first-child:before, .hlist dd dt:first-child:before, .hlist dd li:first-child:before,
.hlist dt dd:first-child:before, .hlist dt dt:first-child:before, .hlist dt li:first-child:before,
.hlist li dd:first-child:before, .hlist li dt:first-child:before, .hlist li li:first-child:before {
    content: " (";
    font-weight: normal;
.hlist dd dd:last-child:after, .hlist dd dt:last-child:after, .hlist dd li:last-child:after,
.hlist dt dd:last-child:after, .hlist dt dt:last-child:after, .hlist dt li:last-child:after,
.hlist li dd:last-child:after, .hlist li dt:last-child:after, .hlist li li:last-child:after {
    content: ")";
    font-weight: normal;
/* Put ordinals in front of ordered list items */
.hlist ol {
    counter-reset: listitem;
.hlist ol > li {
    counter-increment: listitem;
.hlist ol > li:before {
    content: " " counter(listitem) "\a0";
.hlist dd ol > li:first-child:before,
.hlist dt ol > li:first-child:before,
.hlist li ol > li:first-child:before {
    content: " (" counter(listitem) "\a0";