HTML5 <del> Tag


A text with a deleted part and a new inserted part:

<p>My favorite color is <del>blue</del> <ins>green</ins></p>
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Definition and Usage

The <del> tag defines text that was deleted from a document.

Tips and Notes

Hint: Use it together with the <ins> tag to describe updates and modifications in a document.


Attribute Value Description
cite URL Specifies a URL to a document which explains why the text was deleted
datetime YYYY-MM-DDThh:mm:ssTZD Specifies the date and time when the text was deleted

Standard Attributes

The <del> tag also supports the Standard Attributes in HTML5.

Event Attributes

The <del> tag also supports the Event Attributes in HTML5.

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