HTML | <del> datetime Attribute

The <del> datetime Attribute in HTML is used to specify the date and time of the deleted text. The date-time is inserted in the format YYYY-MM-DDThh:mm:ssTZD.


<del datetime="YYYY-MM-DDThh:mm:ssTZD"> 

Attribute Values: This attribute contains single value YYYY-MM-DDThh:mm:ssTZD which is used to specify the date and time when the text was deleted.
The explanation of datetime components are listed below:

  • YYYY: It sets the year of datetime object (e.g. 2009).
  • MM: It sets the month of datetime object (e.g. 05 for March).
  • DD: It sets the day of the month of datetime object (e.g. 04).
  • T: It is a required separator.
  • hh: It sets the hour of datetime object (e.g. 18 for 06.00pm).
  • mm: It sets the minutes of datetime object (e.g. 34).
  • ss: It sets the seconds of dattime object (e.g. 40).
  • TZD: Time Zone Designator (Z denotes Zulu, also known as Greenwich Mean Time)






<!DOCTYPE html> 
        HTML Del dateTime Attribute 
        del { 
            color: red; 
        ins { 
            color: green; 
<body style="text-align:center;"
    HTML <del> dateTime Attribute 
        GeeksforGeeks is a 
        <del id="GFG" datetime="2018-11-21T15:55:03Z"
        <ins>computer</ins> science portal 


Output :

Supported Browsers: The browser supported by HTML <del> dateTime Attribute are listed below:

  • Google Chrome
  • Internet Explorer
  • Firefox
  • Opera
  • Safari


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