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Strikethrough Extension

(Note: this extension is included by default within the GFM extension)

This extension adds support for GFM-style strikethrough syntax. It allows users to use ~~ in order to indicate text that should be rendered within <del> tags.


This extension is bundled with league/commonmark. This library can be installed via Composer:

composer require league/commonmark

See the installation section for more details.


This extension can be added to any new Environment:

use League\CommonMark\CommonMarkConverter;
use League\CommonMark\Environment;
use League\CommonMark\Extension\Strikethrough\StrikethroughExtension;

// Obtain a pre-configured Environment with all the CommonMark parsers/renderers ready-to-go
$environment = Environment::createCommonMarkEnvironment();

// Add this extension
$environment->addExtension(new StrikethroughExtension());

// Instantiate the converter engine and start converting some Markdown!
$converter = new CommonMarkConverter($config, $environment);
echo $converter->convertToHtml('This extension is ~~really good~~ great!');

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