HTML 5 <s> Tag

The HTML <s> tag is used for indicating text that is no longer accurate or no longer relevant. For example, it could be used to demonstrate a product that has had its price marked down, whilst still displaying the original price but with a line through the middle.

Browsers generally render <s> text with a line through the middle. This resembles text that has been "crossed out" due to it being no longer accurate or relevant.

Note: The <s> tag is not appropriate when indicating document edits. To mark text as having been removed from a document, use the <del> tag instead.

Note: This element had initially been marked as deprecated from HTML 4.01 and obsolete from HTML5. However, in 2010 it was introduced/restored as a valid HTML5 element.



HTML tags can contain one or more attributes. Attributes are added to a tag to provide the browser with more information about how the tag should appear or behave. Attributes consist of a name and a value separated by an equals (=) sign, with the value surrounded by double quotes. Here's an example, style="color:black;".

There are 3 kinds of attributes that you can add to your HTML tags: Element-specific, global, and event handler content attributes.

The attributes that you can add to this tag are listed below.

Element-Specific Attributes

The following table shows the attributes that are specific to this tag/element.


Global Attributes

The following attributes are standard across all HTML 5 tags (although the tabindex attribute does not apply to dialog elements).

For a full explanation of these attributes, see HTML 5 global attributes.

Event Handler Content Attributes

Event handler content attributes enable you to invoke a script from within your HTML. The script is invoked when a certain "event" occurs. Each event handler content attribute deals with a different event.

For a full list of event handlers, see HTML 5 event handler content attributes.