Common Desktop Environment: Help System Author's and Programmer's Guide

### Syntax

```<list [id=id]>
* List item
* List item
<\list> ```

Or:

```<list order>
<item id=name1>List item
<item id=name2>List item
<item id=name3>List item
.
.
.
<\list> ```

The shorthand form, which is an * (asterisk), is almost always used.

The long form allows you to cross-reference an item in a list. You can only cross-reference items in an ordered (numbered) list. The automatically assigned item numbers are used in the cross-reference text (which HelpTag substitutes for the <xref> element). Unlike a number, a bullet character is not a meaningful substitution for the cross-reference text.