s (HTML element)

Spec
Depr. Empty Version
Yes No HTML 3
Browser support (more…)
IE5.5+ FF1+ SA1.3+ OP9.2+ CH2+
Full Full Full Full Full

Syntax

<s>
</s>

Description

The s is identical in purpose to the strike element (please refer to the entry for that element for description and usage).

The example shown would render as follows:

Example of s element

Example

s being used to scrub out a person’s initial impression of someone:

<p><s>The guy is a fool.</s> The guy is an absolute
genius. What was I thinking?</p>

Use this for…

You may use this element as a typographical convention for when you intentionally say something, but then say the opposite and wish for both to be seen. Note that using this will cause your page to be invalid in HTML 4.1/XHTML 1, 1.1. If the strikethrough is purely for presentational effect, you should use CSS to style the affected text instead of using this element.

Compatibility

Internet Explorer Firefox Safari Opera Chrome
5.5 6.0 7.0 8.0 1.0 1.5 2.0 3.0 3.5 1.3 2.0 3.1 4.0 9.2 9.5 10.0 2.0
Full Full Full Full Full Full Full Full Full Full Full Full Full Full Full Full Full

The s element has full browser support (among those listed above), but is deprecated and therefore should no longer be used. This element was first introduced in HTML 3.0, but was not carried through to HTML 3.2. Both s and strike are deprecated in HTML4.

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