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>, here is the rest of the paragraph.</p>
<del ><p >This paragraph has been deleted.</p ></del >

Result

This text has been deleted, here is the rest of the paragraph.

This paragraph 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

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