<s> HTML element 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
<ins> elements, as appropriate.
This element only includes the global attributes.
<s>Today's Special: Salmon</s> SOLD OUT<br>
<span style="text-decoration:line-through;">Today's Special:
Salmon</span> SOLD OUT
The presence of the
s element is not announced by most screen reading technology in its default configuration. It can be made to be announced by using the CSS
content property, along with the
clip: rect(1px, 1px, 1px, 1px);
content: " [start of stricken text] ";
content: " [end of stricken text] ";
Some people who use screen readers deliberately disable announcing content that creates extra verbosity. Because of this, it is important to not abuse this technique and only apply it in situations where not knowing content has been struck out would adversely affect understanding.