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<del>

The HTML <del> 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.

Content categories Phrasing content or flow content.
Permitted content Transparent.
Tag omission None, both the starting and ending tag are mandatory.
Permitted parents Any element that accepts phrasing content.
Permitted ARIA roles Any
DOM interface HTMLModElement

Attributes

This element's attributes include 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 string with an optional time. 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

Browser compatibility

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

See also

  • <ins> element for insertions into a text
  • <s> element for strikethrough separate from representing deletion of text

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https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/HTML/Element/del