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HTML <del> datetime Attribute

❮ HTML <del> tag


A deleted text, with a date and time of when the text was deleted:

<del datetime="2015-11-15T22:55:03Z">This text has been deleted</del>
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Definition and Usage

The datetime attribute specifies the date and time when the text was deleted.

Browser Support

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Note: The datetime attribute has no visual effect in ordinary web browsers, but can be used by screen readers.


<del datetime="YYYY-MM-DDThh:mm:ssTZD">

Attribute Values

Value Description
YYYY-MM-DDThh:mm:ssTZD The date and time of when the text was deleted.

Explanation of components:

  • YYYY - year (e.g. 2012)
  • MM - month (e.g. 01 for January)
  • DD - day of the month (e.g. 08)
  • T or a space - a separator (required if time is also specified)
  • hh - hour (e.g. 22 for 10.00pm)
  • mm - minutes (e.g. 55)
  • ss - seconds (e.g. 03)
  • TZD - Time Zone Designator (Z denotes Zulu, also known as Greenwich Mean Time)

❮ HTML <del> tag