HTML <del> class Attribute

The class attribute on a <del> tag assigns one or more classnames to the deleted text element. Classes are used to style elements. Classnames are defined in a stylesheet or in a local <style> element.

Example

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A class attribute styling a <del> element.

This painting is by Van Gooch Van Gogh.

<style>
  .deleted-text {color: red; background:papayawhip; }
</style>

<p>
  This painting is by 
  <del class="deleted-text">Van Gooch</del> 
  Van Gogh.
</p>

Using class

The class attribute assigns one or more classnames to the <del> tag.

Multiple classnames are separated by a space.

Classes (i.e. classnames) are used for styling the del element.

JavaScript uses classes to access one or more elements by classname.

Tip:  class is a global attribute that can be applied to any HTML element.


Syntax

<del class="classnames" >

Values

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Value Description
classnames One or more space-separated class names.

More Examples

A class attribute styling a <del> element.
Clicking the button toggles a classname that removes the strikethrough line.

This painting is by Van Gooch Van Gogh.


<style>
  .deleted-text { color: red; background: papayawhip; }
  .no-strikethru { text-decoration: none; }
</style>

<p>
  This painting is by 
  <del id="mydel" class="deleted-text">Van Gooch</del> 
  Van Gogh.
</p>

<br/>
<button onclick="toggle();">Toggle class</button>

<script>
  let toggle = () => {
    let element = document.getElementById("mydel");
    element.classList.toggle("no-strikethru");
  }
</script>

Code explanation

Two CSS classes are defined in the <style> element.

The class attribute in <del> assigns one classname.

Repeatedly clicking the button toggles another class, changing <del>'s appearance.


Browser support

Here is when class support started for each browser:

Chrome
1.0 Sep 2008
Firefox
1.0 Sep 2002
IE/Edge
1.0 Aug 1995
Opera
1.0 Jan 2006
Safari
1.0 Jan 2003

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