It defines an element to be used for the identification of a title or caption for lists. All normative content in the HTML 5.2 specification, unless specifically overridden by this specification, is intended to be the basis for this specification.
A [proposal] list head/caption/title is available.
lt element represents a title or caption for the rest of the contents of the lt element’s parent ul, ol or dl element, if any.
Here are some examples of conforming use of the
<ul> <lt>Important Seussian Characters</lt> <li>Thing One</li> <li>The Cat in the Hat</li> <li>The Lorax</li> <li>Sally</li> </ul>
<ol> <lt>Days of the week</lt> <li>Monday</li> <li>Tuesday</li> <li>Wednesday</li> <li>Thursday</li> <li>Friday</li> <li>Saturday</li> <li>Sunday</li> </ol>
<dl> <lt>A few important web technologies</lt> <dt>HTML</dt> <dd>HTML is the markup language used to give content structure.</dd> <dt>CSS</dt> <dd>CSS is the language used to add a creative layer on top of HTML.</dd> </dl>
From a quick test in modern browsers; all examples render correctly and do not have a negative effect on parsing.
From a quick test in screen readers: content is announced as expected (as text after the presence of the list is announced), and the
lt does not effect the correct announcement of list items.