<del>

Summary

The HTML <del> element (or HTML Deleted Text Element) represents a range of text that has been deleted from a document. This element is often (but need not be) rendered with strike-through text.

Attributes

This element includes the global attributes.

cite
A URI for a resource that explains the change (for example, meeting minutes).
datetime
This attribute indicates the time and date of the change and must be a valid date with an optional time string. If the value cannot be parsed as a date with an optional time string, the element does not have an associated time stamp.

Examples

<p><del>This text has been deleted</del></p>

Result

This text has been deleted

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
WHATWG HTML Living Standard Living Standard  
HTML5 Candidate Recommendation  
HTML 4.01 Specification Recommendation  

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support (Yes) 1.0 (1.7 or earlier) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)

See also

  • <ins> element for insertions into a text

Document Tags and Contributors

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