Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) Version 1.3 Part 1: Base Edition

OASIS DITA Technical Committee

The line-through element indicates text that is rendered with a line struck through the content. This element is designed to enable authors to indicate a deletion or revision for rhetorical purpose; it is not intended to be used for indicating revisions. This element is part of the highlighting domain. Use this element only when a more semantically appropriate element is not available.

Note: Style sheets can be used to format the line-through element differently, just like any other element can be restyled. Thus, it is not the case that content in line-through elements will necessarily be rendered with a line struck through.

Content models

See appendix for information about this element in OASIS document type shells.


+ topic/ph hi-d/line-through


<p>Line-through: DITA technology can be
      <line-through>maddening</line-through>a challenge to implement.</p>


The following attributes are available on this element: Universal attribute group and outputclass.