HTML5: How to semantically delete text from an HTML document?

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Solution :

HTML Code :

<!DOCTYPE html><!-- HTML5 document type declaration -->
<html><!-- Start of HTML document -->
<head><!-- Start of head section -->
<meta charset="utf-8"><!-- Declares document character encoding -->
<title>How to semantically delete text from an HTML document</title><!-- Sets the title of the webpage -->
</head><!-- End of head section -->
<body><!-- Start of body section -->
<p><!-- Start of paragraph -->
<del datetime="2015-06-25T08:15:30+05:30" cite="https://www.w3resource.com/html/HTML-tutorials.php"><!-- Del element for indicating deleted text -->
We are not using HTML 4.01 Transitional DOCTYPE. <!-- Text content to be deleted -->
</del><!-- End of del element -->
</p><!-- End of paragraph -->
</body><!-- End of body section -->
</html><!-- End of HTML document -->


  • This HTML document starts with a doctype declaration indicating it's an HTML5 document.
  • Inside the <html> tags, the document structure begins.
  • The <head> section contains metadata about the document, such as character encoding and the title.
  • The <body> section is where the visible content of the webpage resides.
  • There's a <p> (paragraph) element containing a <del> (deleted text) element.
  • The <del> element has datetime and cite attributes for specifying when the deletion occurred and the source of the deletion.
  • The text inside the <del> element is the content that has been deleted from the document.
  • The HTML document ends with the closing </html> tag.

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