[html5] Equivalent of <s> in HTML5?

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Tue Oct 13 17:46:19 PDT 2009

On Wed, 14 Oct 2009 a2h at live.com.au wrote:
> Currently I am in the process of converting some of the code of one of 
> my webapp's HTML over to HTML5, from XHTML1.
> Right now to signify links where the target is unavailable but 
> eventually will be implemented, I am using strikeouts.
> However, it appears that <s> has been deprecated in HTML5.
> I have had a look, and it appears the closest replacement is <del>. 
> However, it appears that <del> is for things that have been removed, 
> which would not match the intention of my current usage.
> Will I need to use <del> or are there alternatives?

I would put a class attribute on the element (<a href="..." 
class="notyet">) and then use the following CSS:

   .notyet { text-decoration: line-through }

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