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    <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

    Last updated by: kscarfone,