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HTML <del> Tag


Example

A text with a deleted part, and a new, inserted part:

<p>My favorite color is <del>blue</del> <ins>red</ins>!</p>
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Definition and Usage

The <del> tag defines text that has been deleted from a document. Browsers will usually strike a line through deleted text.


Tips and Notes

Tip: Also look at the <ins> tag to markup inserted text.


Browser Support

Element
<del> Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Attributes

Attribute Value Description
cite URL Specifies a URL to a document that explains the reason why the text was deleted/changed
datetime YYYY-MM-DDThh:mm:ssTZD Specifies the date and time of when the text was deleted/changed

Global Attributes

The <del> tag also supports the Global Attributes in HTML.


Event Attributes

The <del> tag also supports the Event Attributes in HTML.



More Examples

Example

Use CSS to style <del> and <ins>:

<html>
<head>
<style>
del {background-color: tomato;}
ins {background-color: yellow;}
</style>
</head>
<body>

<p>My favorite color is <del>blue</del> <ins>red</ins>!</p>

</body>
</html>
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Related Pages

HTML DOM reference: Del Object


Default CSS Settings

Most browsers will display the <del> element with the following default values:

Example

del {
  text-decoration: line-through;
}
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