HTML5: How to specify the date and time when the text was deleted?

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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 specify the date and time when the text was deleted</title><!-- Sets the title of the webpage -->
</head><!-- End of head section -->
<body><!-- Start of body section -->
<p><!-- Start of paragraph -->
We are using <!-- Text content indicating usage -->
<del datetime="2011-01-05T08:15:30-05:00"><!-- Del element for indicating deleted text with datetime attribute -->
HTML 4.01 <!-- Text content to be deleted -->
</del><!-- End of del element -->
<ins datetime="2011-01-05T08:15:30-05:00"><!-- Ins element for indicating inserted text with datetime attribute -->
XHTML 1.0 <!-- Text content to be inserted -->
</ins><!-- End of ins element -->
for our pages. <!-- Text content indicating usage -->
</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 combination of <del> (deleted text) and <ins> (inserted text) elements.
  • Both <del> and <ins> elements have a datetime attribute specifying the date and time when the deletion or insertion occurred.
  • The HTML document ends with the closing </html> tag.

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See the Pen del-datetime-answer by w3resource (@w3resource) on CodePen.

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