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HTML <del> tag

HTML <del> tag is used to represent the range of text that has been deleted/removed from the document. It is used as a Markup for the deleted content. The browser generally renders it by strike a line through the deleted text, although this can be changed using the CSS property.

Note: To identify the deleted text and inserted text use <ins> tag with <del> which will display deleted and inserted text in a document.


Following are some specifications about the HTML <del> tag

Display Inline
Start tag/End tag Both Start and End tag
Usage Textual

Example 1

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Example 2

Using CSS and <ins> tag

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Attribute Value Description
cite URL It specifies a URL of the resource which explains change or reason of deleting text.
datetime YYYY-MM-DDThh:mm:ssTZD It specifies the date and time when text is deleted.

Global Attribute

HTML <del> tag supports the Global attributes.

Event Attribute

HTML <del> tag supports the Event attributes.

Supporting Browsers

Elementchrome browser Chromeie browser IEfirefox browser Firefoxopera browser Operasafari browser Safari
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