How do I create nested order lists with style type?

How do I do this? Nested <ol><li> styles don't seem to work. Is this not possible with ordered and unordered lists? They all render out as upper-alpha.

A. bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla

B. bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla

   1. bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla

   2. bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla

   3. bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla
      a. bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla

      b. bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla

C. bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla

ol.decimal {
  margin: 0px;
}
	
ol.decimal li {
  list-style-type: decimal;
  margin: 6px 0px;
}
	
ol.upper-alpha {
  margin: 0px;
}
	
ol.upper-alpha li {
  list-style-type: upper-alpha;
  margin: 6px 0px;
}

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<ol class="upper-alpha">
<ol class="decimal">
<ol class="lower-alpha">

<ol class="upper-alpha">
	<li>
		bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla
	</li>
	<li>
		bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla
		<ol class="decimal>
			<li">
				bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla
			</li>
			<li>
				bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla
			</li>
			<li>
				bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla
			</li>
			<li>
				bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla
 				<ol class="lower-alpha">
					<li>
						bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla
					</li>
					<li>
						bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla
					</li>
				</ol>
			</li>
			<li>
			     bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla
			</li>
				</ol>
			</li>
		</ol>

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Kim WalkerConnect With a Mentor Web Programmer/TechnicianCommented:
Your styles work fine for me. Can you post a link to your entire page? There could be other styles that are conflicting with these.
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Kim WalkerWeb Programmer/TechnicianCommented:
There's very little that you need to change here. Except for a poorly place quote mark on line 12 that belongs on line 11, your list-style-type declarations should be part of the ol style, not the li style.
ol.decimal {
  list-style-type: decimal;
  margin: 0px;
}
	
ol.decimal li {
  margin: 6px 0px;
}
	
ol.upper-alpha {
  list-style-type: upper-alpha;
  margin: 0px;
}
	
ol.upper-alpha li {
  margin: 6px 0px;
}

ol.lower-alpha {
	list-style-type: lower-alpha;
}

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<ol class="upper-alpha">
	<li>
		bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla
	</li>
	<li>
		bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla
		<ol class="decimal">
			<li>
				bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla
			</li>
			<li>
				bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla
			</li>
			<li>
				bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla
			</li>
			<li>
				bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla
 				<ol class="lower-alpha">
					<li>
						bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla
					</li>
					<li>
						bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla
					</li>
				</ol>
			</li>
			<li>
			     bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla
			</li>
		</ol>
	</li>
</ol>

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kadinAuthor Commented:
Thanks for your help. I tried what you said. I have tried different combinations. I can only get it to work on two levels, but not three.

Here is what I get.
A.
B.
    1.
    2.
        1.
        2.

Here is what I want.
A.
B.
    1.
    2.
        a. or these could be squares, which I could not get to work either.
        b.
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Kim WalkerWeb Programmer/TechnicianCommented:
I failed to mention in my previous post that you omitted the style definition for lower-alpha in the css you posted. I added it to the style definitions in my previous comment on lines 19-21. Did you overlook that?
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Kim WalkerWeb Programmer/TechnicianCommented:
Another way you could define this in css would be to use nested selectors. This way you don't have to worry about adding classes or getting confused and adding the wrong class
ol { list-style-type: decimal; margin: 0px; }
ol li ol { list-style-type: upper-alpha; margin: 0px; }
ol li ol li ol { list-style-type: lower-alpha; }
ol li { margin: 6px 0px; }

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<ol>
	<li>
		bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla
	</li>
	<li>
		bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla
		<ol>
			<li>
				bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla
			</li>
			<li>
				bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla
			</li>
			<li>
				bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla
			</li>
			<li>
				bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla
 				<ol>
					<li>
						bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla
					</li>
					<li>
						bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla
					</li>
				</ol>
			</li>
			<li>
			     bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla
			</li>
		</ol>
	</li>
</ol>

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Rendering of above HTML
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kadinAuthor Commented:
I don't think I forgot anything. I will try your second suggestion in a couple of hours.

ol.lower-alpha {
                list-style-type: lower-alpha;
		margin: 0px;
	}
	
	ol.lower-alpha li {
		margin: 6px 0px;
	}
	
	ol.upper-alpha {
                list-style-type: upper-alpha;
		margin: 0px;
	}
	
	ol.upper-alpha li {
		margin: 6px 0px;
	}
	
	ol.decimal {
                list-style-type: decimal;
		margin: 0px;
	}
	
	ol.decimal li {
		margin: 6px 0px;
	}

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kadinAuthor Commented:
That was it. It is working now. This must of had something to do with it. When I disable this, it works.
li {
 list-style-type: none;
}

Thanks for your help.
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