HTML 4.0 introduced two tags that can help groups of authors
collaborate in the development of documents and maintain some semblance
of editorial and version control. The insert (
<ins>) and delete (
<del>) tags respectively let you either
designate portions of your document’s body as new or added content or
designate old stuff that should be replaced. And with special
attributes, you can indicate when you made the change (
datetime) and a reference to a document that
may explain the change (
The <ins> and <del> Tags
<del> tags let authors set off
portions of body content that they intend to add to or delete from the
current versions of their documents. HTML 4/XHTML-compliant browsers
display the contents of the
<del> tags in some special way so that
readers can quickly scan the document for the changes.
Netscape 4 and earlier versions ignore the tags, as did Internet Explorer 4 and its earlier versions. All current popular browsers now support the tags.
Figure 3-4. The <ins> and <del> tags in ...