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W3C Recommendation

s

For technical reasons, the title of this article is not the text used to call this API. Instead, use s

Summary

The s element represents contents that are no longer accurate and must be marked accordingly in order to allow keeping it in the document.


Overview Table

DOM Interface HTMLElement

Use the s element to represent things that are no longer relevant or no longer accurate. However, s is not appropriate when indicating document edits; for that, use the del and ins elements, as appropriate.

Examples

View live exampleThis example uses the <s> element to render a text that no longer accurate.

HTML

<ul>
  <li><s>today's special: Gouda Cheeseburger, .14</s> SOLD OUT</li>
  <li>Classic Cheeseburger, .50</li>
</ul>

Typical browser default CSS properties for the <dl> element.

CSS

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

Usage

While s and del appear to be similar, namely marking obsolete content, but they differ in semantics. del marks text that has been removed from the document, but s marks text that is to be kept in the document, but made clear that its content is no longer accurate.


Related specifications

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

Compatibility

Desktop

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support ? ? ? ? ?

Mobile

Feature Android BlackBerry Chrome for mobile Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Opera Mini Safari Mobile
Basic support ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?

See also

Other articles

External resources

Attribution

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