<s>

Summary

The HTML Strikethrough Element (<s>) renders text with a strikethrough, or a line through it. Use the <s> element to represent things that are no longer relevant or no longer accurate. However, <s> is not appropriate when indicating document edits; for that, use the <del> and <ins> elements, as appropriate.

Attributes

This element only includes the global attributes.

DOM interface

This element implements the HTMLElement interface.

Implementation note: Up to Gecko 1.9.2 inclusive, Firefox implements the HTMLSpanElement interface for this element.

Example

<s>Today's Special: Salmon</s> SOLD OUT<br />
<span style="text-decoration:line-through;">Today's Special: Salmon</span> SOLD OUT

Result

Today's Special: Salmon SOLD OUT
Today's Special: Salmon SOLD OUT

See Also

  • The <strike> element, alter ego of the <s> element is obsolete and should not be used on Web sites any more.
  • The <del> element is to be used instead if the data has been deleted.
  • The CSS text-decoration property is to be used to achieve the former visual aspect of the <s> element.

Document Tags and Contributors

Last updated by: kscarfone,