HTML <ins> id Attribute

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

Example

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An id attribute on an <ins> tag.

HTML stands for Hypertext Translate Transfer Protocol.

<p>
  HTML stands for Hypertext <del>Translate</del>
  <ins id="ins-text" datetime="2020-10-02T08:11:08Z">Transfer</ins>
  Protocol.
</p>

Using id

The id attribute assigns an identifier to the <ins> element.

The identifier must be unique across the page.

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

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


Syntax

<ins id="identifier" />

Values

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

More Examples

A <ins> tag with a unique id.
Clicking the button will display the value of the cite attribute.

HTML stands for Hypertext Translate Transfer Protocol.


<p>
  HTML stands for Hypertext <del>Translate</del>
  <ins id="myins" cite="/html/tags">Transfer</ins>
  Protocol.
</p>
  
<br />
<button onclick="show();">Show cite value</button>

<script>
  let show = () => {
    let ins = document.getElementById("myins");
    alert("Cite = " + ins.cite);
  }
</script>

Code explanation

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

Clicking the button calls JavaScript which locates the <ins> using the id.

Finally, the cite value of the <ins> 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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