HTML <del> (Deleted Text) Tag

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<p>This text has been <del>deleted</del>.</p>


The <del> element is used to indicate that text has been deleted from a document.

A browser might render deleted text as strikethrough text.

Version: HTML 4, 4.01, 5

Standard Syntax

<del>Deleted text</del>

Browser Support



Attribute Value Description
cite URL A source document explain why the information was deleted.
datetime YYYY-MM-DDThh:mm:ssTZD The date and time the deletion was made.

Global Attributes

<del> element also supports the Global Attributes in HTML.

Event Attributes

<del> element also supports the Event Attributes in HTML.

By Default CSS Value(s)

Most of the browsers will display the <del> element with the following by default value(s)

del {
  text-decoration: line-through;
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