HTML <del> class Attribute

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

Classnames are defined in a stylesheet or in a local <style> element.

Classes, i.e. classnames, are used to style the del element.



A class attribute styling a <del> element.

This painting is by Van Gooch Van Gogh.

  .deleted-text {color: red; background:papayawhip; }

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

Using class

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

Multiple classnames are separated by a space.

JavaScript uses classes to access elements by classname.

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


<del class="classnames" >



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.

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

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

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

  let toggle = () => {
    let element = document.getElementById("mydel");

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:

1.0 Sep 2008
1.0 Sep 2002
1.0 Aug 1995
1.0 Jan 2006
1.0 Jan 2003

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Last updated on Sep 30, 2023