HTML <del> tag

Updated: 11/13/2018 by Computer Hope
HTML del tag

When writing HTML, the <del> tag is an inline element used to indicate that a block of text was deleted from a web page. It is usually visually illustrated using strike-through text. The following sections contain information about this tag, including examples of how it is used and related attributes and browser compatibility.

Example of <del> code

<p>My favorite food is <del>spaghetti</del> <ins>pizza</ins>.</p>

Example result

My favorite food is spaghetti pizza.


Within an HTML tag, an attribute dictates certain aspects of an HTML element. Attributes are made up of a name and value pair; all tags support standard attributes. The following table shows all of the current unique HTML attributes for the <del> tag, and a description of each.

Attribute Description
cite Designates a URL to a document explaining why the text was deleted.
datetime Designates the date and time the text was deleted.


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