Why "ul"?

Evan Kirshenbaum (evan@hplerk.hpl.hp.com)
Wed, 8 Mar 1995 14:13:14 -0800

> <ul> is easier to type than <list unordered>. It costs less network
> bandwidth. It's here today and it works.

Forgive this perhaps naive question, but just why is it called an
"unordered list"? I could see the U standing for "unnumbered", but I
presume that the viewer is not supposed to have license to actually
reorder the items un a "ul" list.

Most markup languages I'm familiar with (LaTex, Scribe) call this an
"itemized list". Is the name just a historical accident or is there a
technical reason behind it?

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