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    <del>

    Summary

    The HTML Deleted Text Element (<del>) 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
    The definition of '<del>' in that specification.
    Living Standard  
    HTML5
    The definition of '<del>' in that specification.
    Recommendation  
    HTML 4.01 Specification
    The definition of '<del>' in that 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

    Last updated by: Jeremie,