HTML <ul> hidden Attribute

The hidden attribute on a <ul> tag hides the unordered list. Althought the list is not visible, its position on the page is maintained.

Example

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A hidden attribute on a <ul> tag.
The unordered list is not visible.

A hidden unordered list:

<p>A hidden unordered list:</p>

<ul hidden>
  <li>Vincent Van Gogh</li>
  <li>Paul Cézanne</li>
  <li>Claude Monet</li>
</ul>

Using hidden

The hidden attribute hides the <ul> element.

You can specify either 'hidden' (without value) or 'hidden="hidden"'. Both are valid.

A hidden <ul> element is not visible, but it maintains its position on the page.

Removing the hidden attribute makes it re-appear.


Syntax

<ul hidden>
or
<ul hidden="hidden">

Values

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Value Description
hidden Use 'hidden' or hidden='hidden'. Both are valid.

More Examples

Clicking the button toggles the hidden attribute on the <ul> element.

  • Vincent Van Gogh
  • Paul Cézanne
  • Claude Monet

<ul id="myul">
  <li>Vincent Van Gogh</li>
  <li>Paul Cézanne</li>
  <li>Claude Monet</li>
</ul>

<br />
<button onclick="toggle(this);">Hide list</button>

<script>
  let toggle = button => {
    let element = document.getElementById("myul");
    let hidden = element.getAttribute("hidden");

    if (hidden) {
       element.removeAttribute("hidden");
       button.innerText = "Hide list";
    } else {
       element.setAttribute("hidden", "hidden");
       button.innerText = "Show list";
    }
  }
</script>

Code explanation

Initially, the <ul> is visible.

Clicking the button calls JavaScript that toggles the hidden attribute.

With the hidden attribute the unordered list is invisible.


Browser support

Here is when hidden support started for each browser:

Chrome
1.0 Sep 2008
Firefox
1.0 Sep 2002
IE/Edge
1.0 Aug 1995
Opera
1.0 Jan 2006
Safari
1.0 Jan 2003

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