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HTML <del> Tag


Example

A paragraph of text with deleted and newly inserted sections:

<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.


Browser Support

Element
<del> Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Tips and Notes

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

Tip: Use <del> and <ins> to markup updates and modifications in a document. Browsers will normally strike a line through deleted text and underline inserted text.


Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5

NONE.


Attributes

Attribute value Description
cite URL specifies the URL of a document that explains why the text was deleted.
datetime YYYY-MM-DDThh: mm: ssTZD Specifies the date and time when the text was deleted.