HTML <strike> (Strikeout Text) Tag

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Deprecated: Not Supported in HTML5.


<p>This is <strike>striked</strike> text</p>


The <strike> element is used to specifies strikethrough text, namely text with a line drawn through it.

The <s> element provides shorthand notation for this element.

This tag should act the same as the <s> tag.

This element has been deprecated by the W3C. The strict HTML and XHTML specifications include <strike> tag because it is possible to indicate strikethrough text using the style sheet property text-decoration: line-through;.

Note: The HTML5 specification specifies that this element as obsolete.

Version: HTML 3.2, 4, 4.01

Standard Syntax


Browser Support


Global Attributes

The <strike> element also supports the Global Attributes in HTML.

Event Attributes

The <strike> element also supports the Event Attributes in HTML.

By Default CSS Value(s)

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

strike {
  display: inline;
  text-decoration: line-through;

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