<strike> Strike Through

Used to mark text that should appear with a line through it so as to appear “struck out” on display or print.


The @toggle attribute controls the behavior of this element. When the value of @toggle is set to “no”, the emphasized text remains in the requested style, no matter what the surrounding text does. When the value of @toggle is “yes”, if the surrounding text is set to the same emphasis style, the text within this element will change to another emphasis style, so that the text will always be typographically distinct from its surroundings.
Using the element <italic> as an example, setting the @toggle attribute to “no” would mean that material marked as italics will always be italics, even in an italic context. In contrast, if the @toggle attribute was set to “yes” on the <italic> element, if the formatting context imposes italics (whether due to another <italic> element, a stylesheet, some CSS, or other means), then the italics would be turned off within that context, making the emphasized text emphasized by contrast, but not italic. The <italic> element would still produce italics everywhere else.

Base Attributes

Models and Context
May be contained in
Any combination of:
Content Model
<!ELEMENT  strike       (#PCDATA %emphasized-text;)*                 >
Expanded Content Model

(#PCDATA | email | ext-link | uri | inline-supplementary-material | related-article | related-object | citation-alternatives | element-citation | mixed-citation | std | bold | fixed-case | italic | monospace | num | overline | roman | sans-serif | sc | strike | underline | ruby | alternatives | inline-graphic | inline-media | private-char | chem-struct | inline-formula | tex-math | mml:math | abbrev | index-term | index-term-range-end | milestone-end | milestone-start | named-content | styled-content | fn | target | tbx:entailedTerm | xref | std-ref | sub | sup)*

Tagged Sample

Struck-through paragraph

<sec sec-type="list-change">
  <p><italic><bold>Change to read:</bold></italic>
   <list list-type="bullet">
     <p><strike>The R<sub>F</sub> value of the principal spot of 
      the <italic>Sample solution</italic> corresponds to that of 
      <italic>Standard solution A</italic>, obtained as directed 
      in the <italic>Procedure</italic> for <italic>Organic 
     <p>The retention time of the major peak of the <italic>Sample 
      solution</italic> corresponds to that of the <italic>Standard 
      solution</italic>, as obtained in the <italic>Assay</italic>.</p>