ChildNode.remove()

The ChildNode.remove() method removes the object from the tree it belongs to.
 

Syntax

elementNodeReference.remove(); 

Example

<div id="div-01">Here is div-01</div>
<div id="div-02">Here is div-02</div>
<div id="div-03">Here is div-03</div>
var el = document.getElementById('div-01');
el.nextElementSibling.remove(); // Removes the div with the 'div-02' id

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
DOM
The definition of 'ChildNode.remove' in that specification.
Living Standard Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support (on Element) 23.0 23.0 (23.0) Not supported 10.0 7.0
Support on CharacterData and DocumentType 29.0 23.0 (23.0) Not supported 16.0 7.0
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support (on Element) (Yes) 23.0 (23.0) Not supported 10.0 Not supported
Support on CharacterData and DocumentType (Yes) 23.0 (23.0) Not supported 16.0 Not supported

See also

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