HTML <del> id Attribute

The id attribute on a <del> tag assigns an identifier to the deleted text element. The identifier must be unique across the page.

Example

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A unique id attribute on a <del> element.

This painting is by Van Gooch Van Gogh.

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

Using id

The id attribute assigns a unique identifier to the <del> element.

The identifier must be unique across the page.

The id allows programmatic access to the <del> element.

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


Syntax

<del id="identifier" >

Values

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Value Description
identifier A unique alphanumeric string. The id value must begin with a letter ([article-Zarticle-z]) and may be followed by any number of letters, digits ([0-9]), hyphens (-), underscores (_), colons (:), and periods (.).

More Examples

A <del> tag with a unique id.
Clicking the button displays its content.

This painting is by Van Gooch Van Gogh.


<p>
  This painting is by 
  <del id="mydel">Van Gooch</del> 
  Van Gogh.
</p><br />

<button onclick="show();">Show deleted text</button>

<script>
  let show = () => {
    let element = document.getElementById("mydel");
    alert("Text = " + element.innerHTML);
  }
</script>

Code explanation

The id attribute assigns a unique identifier to the <del> element.

Clicking the button calls JavaScript which locates the element using the id.

Finally, the content of the <del> element is displayed in an alert box.


Browser support

Here is when id 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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