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HTML <del> datetime Attribute

HTML del Tag Reference HTML <del> tag

Example

A deleted text, with a date and time of when the text was deleted:

<p>
<del datetime="2011-11-15T22:55:03Z">This text has been deleted</del>
</p>

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Browser Support

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The datetime attribute has no visual effect in ordinary web browsers, but can be used by screen readers.


Definition and Usage

The datetime attribute specifies the date and time when the text was deleted.


Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5

NONE.


Syntax

<del datetime="YYYY-MM-DDThh:mm:ssTZD">

Attribute Values

Value Description
YYYY-MM-DDThh:mm:ssTZD The date and time of when the text was deleted.

Explanation of components:

  • YYYY - year (e.g. 2012)
  • MM - month (e.g. 01 for January)
  • DD - day of the month (e.g. 08)
  • T or a space - a separator (required if time is also specified)
  • hh - hour (e.g. 22 for 10.00pm)
  • mm - minutes (e.g. 55)
  • ss - seconds (e.g. 03)
  • TZD - Time Zone Designator (Z denotes Zulu, also known as Greenwich Mean Time)


HTML del Tag Reference HTML <del> tag

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