HTML - <strike>

The HTML Strikethrough Element (<strike>) renders text with a strikethrough, or a line through it. This element is obselete in HTML5. Use the <del> instead if the element is marking an edit (deleted text), otherwise use an <s> element.

Example

<strike>Today's Special: Salmon</strike> NO LONGER AVAILABLE<br />
<s>Today's Special: Salmon</s> SOLD OUT

Result

Today's Special: Salmon NO LONGER AVAILABLE
Today's Special: Salmon SOLD OUT

Description  

The HTML Strikethrough Element (<strike>) renders text with a strikethrough, or a line through it. This element is obselete in HTML5. Use the <del> instead if the element is marking an edit (deleted text), otherwise use an <s> element.

Usage Note: As with all purely styling elements, <strike> has been deprecated in HTML 4 and XHTML 1, and obsoleted in HTML5. If semantically appropriate, i.e., if it represents deleted content, use the <del> instead; in all other cases use an <s> element.

DOM interface

This element implements the HTMLElement interface.

Implementation note: up to Gecko 1.9.2 inclusive, Firefox implements the HTMLSpanElement interface for this element.

See Also

  • The <s> element.
  • The <del> element is to be used instead if the data has been deleted.
  • The CSS text-decoration property is to be used to achieve the former visual aspect of the <strike> element.

License

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Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License v2.5 or later.
https://developer.mozilla.org/en-us/docs/web/html/element/strike