Decrease distance between numbers and items

Posted on 2008-06-25
Last Modified: 2008-08-31
I want there to be less space between the numbers and my text in an ordered list.
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN"





<style type="text/css">

body {

font-size: 11px;

font-family: arial, helvetica, san-serif;


#contentRight {

  display: block; 

  margin-top: 15px;

  padding: 0px;

  width: 200px; 

border: 1px solid blue;


#contentRight div {

  margin: 0px 0px 20px 0px;

  width: 100%;


ol {

  padding: 10px 0 0 0;

  margin: 0 0 0 19px;

  border: 1px solid green;


li {

  padding: 0 0 0 0px;

  margin: 0 0 0 0px;

  border: 1px solid red;





<div id="contentRight">

<h2>Hello World</h2>


><li>fads ads kadsh kdah dsak fhadsk dsfjk dashk adsh kjahds jkhdskjhdaskj hkadsj hkja ds adsf </li

><li>jg asdf adsf dsaf das fads fdsaf dasf ad dsfdas fads ads ads fdas ads jh gjh</li

><li>adsf dads dsf das j dasfgdsjaf ds fhdgs fdas jh</li

><li>dqr ds das jfdas gdsa fjdsah dasg fdas jh</li

><li>fdas ads das das dsa das dsfdsa fsda fdas fads fjasdf gdasf dajsf asdh dsag asd df das jh</li

><li>jgjasdfa ds hgjh</li

><li>dasf das jgjhasdf das ads d dsa ds f gjh</li

><li>fdsa ads das  fds dsfa fjgjhgjh</li





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Question by:hankknight
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by:Ray Paseur
ID: 21868874
Hank: Amazingly, I can't figure it out!

What a great question. The OL number appears to be a part of the element.  I'll tinker some more. ~Ray
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Ray Paseur earned 500 total points
ID: 21868985
This would seem to have some value to the issue, but in practice in FF it does not.  It changes alignment of the list style

But try this in the code snippet:
li {

  text-indent: -0.5em;

  padding: 0 0 0 0px;

  margin: 0 0 0 0px;

  border: 1px solid red;


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