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W3C Recommendation

Summary

The ins element represents a range of text that has been inserted (added) into a document.


Overview Table

DOM Interface HTMLModElement

Attributes

Besides the global attributes the following attributes are supported:

cite
The cite attribute may be used to specify the address of a document that explains the change. When that document is long (e.g. the minutes of a meeting) authors are encouraged to include a fragment identifier pointing to the specific part of that document that discusses the change.
datetime
The datetime attribute may be used to specify the time and date of the change. If present, it must be a valid date string with optional time.

Examples

This example uses the ins element to specify text inserted into a document.

HTML

<p>This text existed in the document when it 
was written. <ins datetime="1997-10-01T12:15:30-05:00">This 
text was inserted on 1 October 1997 at 12:15pm in
the Eastern time zone.</ins></p>

View live exampleThis example uses ins and del elements to explain changes in a document

HTML

<p>I <del>am</del><ins>was</ins> on vacation in <del>France</del><ins>Italy</ins>.</p>
<p>
  <del>It is supposed to be sunny and hot.</del>
  <ins>It rained in France so we decided to go to Italy instead.</ins>
</p>

Usage

The default behavior of the ins element is as a phrasing-level element, but it can be wrapped around any element within the body.

Notes

The default browser display of ins is underlined.

If you want to underline text, but it is not an insertion, you should use the CSS rule text-decoration: underline on the appropriate element enclosing the text.

If you are looking to emphasize a word or phrase, the em element would be a better choice.

For Internet Explorer 8 and later the value of the cite attribute depends on the current document compatibility mode.


Related specifications

Specification Status Related Changes
HTML 4.01 W3C Recommendation
HTML 5.1 W3C Editor's Draft

Compatibility

Desktop

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Mobile

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See also

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External resources

Attribution

This article contains content originally from external sources.

Portions of this content come from the Microsoft Developer Network: [Windows Internet Explorer API reference Article]