The HTML5 dev Tag

The proper usage of the HTML5 <del> tag is to indicate the deletion of text from a document. When this tag appears, it means that omission and changes were done. 

The HTML5 <del> tag is often utilized along with the HTML5 <ins> tag, particularly when a new text is placed to substitute the one that was deleted. Using these two tags is a great way to indicate and keep track of corrections and changes that were made in a document.

Here is an example of how the HTML5 <del> tag is used along with the HTML5 <ins> tag: <p>I am going to the <del>cafe</del> <ins>restaurant</ins>!</p> 

Almost all major browsers are capable of supporting the use of HTML5 <del> tag. The list of browsers includes Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera, Google Chrome and Safari. When the HTML5 <del> tag is used, these browsers will place a strikethrough on the deleted text and then underline the inserted one. 

The <del> tag is used similarly for both the HTML4.01 and HTML5. It is capable of supporting both the Global Attributes and Events Attributes in HTML5.

The attributes for the <del> tag are the following:













                Specifies a URL to                  a document that explains the reason why the text was deleted






                Specifies the date                  and time of when the text was deleted


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