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HTML5 <del> tag

May 03, 2021 14:00 HTML5

Table of contents

A piece of text with a deleted part and a newly inserted section:

<p>My favorite color is <del>blue</del> <ins>red</ins>!</p> 
Try it out . . .

Browser support

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All major browsers support the hashtag.

Label definition and instructions for use

The label defines the text that has been deleted in the document.

Tips and comments

Tip: The effect of the label is the opposite: it represents what is added to the document.

Tip: Use with slt;del> and slt;ins> to describe updates and fixes in the documentation. The browser typically adds a line of deletion to the deleted text and an underscore under the newly inserted text.

The difference between HTML 4.01 and HTML5



Property Value Describe
cite Url Specify the URL of a document that explains why the text was deleted.
Datetime YYYY-MM-DDThh:mm:ssTZD Specify the date and time the text was deleted.

Global properties

Labels support the global properties of HTML.

The event property

The tag supports the event properties of HTML.