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<strike>

Obsolete since HTML5
This feature is obsolete. Although it may still work in some browsers, its use is discouraged since it could be removed at any time. Try to avoid using it.

The <strike> (or HTML Strikethrough Element) places a strikethrough (horizontal line) over text.

Usage note: This element is deprecated in HTML 4 and XHTML 1, and obsoleted in HTML5. If semantically appropriate, i.e., if it represents deleted content, use <del> instead. In all other cases use <s>.

DOM interface HTMLElement

Attributes

This element includes the global attributes.

Example

&lt;strike&gt;:	<strike>Today's Special: Salmon</strike> SOLD OUT<br />
&lt;s&gt;:	<s>Today's Special: Salmon</s> SOLD OUT

The result of this code is:

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
HTML5
The definition of '<strike>' in that specification.
Recommendation Make obsolete in favor of <del> and <s>.
HTML 4.01 Specification
The definition of '<strike>' in that specification.
Recommendation Make deprecated in favor of <del> and <s>.

Browser compatibilityUpdate compatibility data on GitHub

Desktop
Chrome Edge Firefox Internet Explorer Opera Safari
strike Yes 12 Yes
Yes
Before Firefox 4, this element implemented the HTMLSpanElement interface instead of the standard HTMLElement interface.
Yes Yes Yes
Mobile
Android webview Chrome for Android Firefox for Android Opera for Android Safari on iOS Samsung Internet
strike Yes Yes Yes
Yes
Before Firefox 4, this element implemented the HTMLSpanElement interface instead of the standard HTMLElement interface.
Yes Yes Yes

See also

  • The <s> element.
  • The <del> element should be used if the data has been deleted.
  • The CSS text-decoration property can be used to style text with a strikethrough.

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