Perhaps the reason why the
del element was used to change the page content is
explained in an external document. In such cases, you can use the
cite attribute to point users to that
attribute is used in conjunction with both the
ins elements below:
<p>Bernie enjoyed nothing more than a <del cite="http://berniesworld.com/drag.html" datetime="2007-11-05T23:31:05Z">night out on the town at his favorite drag queen show</del> <ins cite="http://berniesworld.com/drag.html" datetime="2007-11-05T23:33:32Z">quiet night in with a warm cup of cocoa</ins></p>
This element takes as its value a reference to another document in the form of a URI.
None of the browsers
we tested do anything visual with the
attribute, but the information is available in the DOM for the purposes of
scripting or styling with CSS. Given the nature of how different
industries might want to handle/render the way that document changes are
indicated to the user, a legal firm’s requirements for rendering a change
that has an associated citation included in the markup may differ greatly
from that, say, of a leisure center’s health and safety team. How they
appear could be radically changed to suit these needs, but by default the
browser does not include the information contained in the
cite attribute on screen to the user.
The compatibility chart is set to partial, because the information is there for the taking but the browser does not give any hint that there is citation information available, only that there has been a deletion (with the strikethrough font).
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