The remove() method of the DOMTokenList interface removes the specified token from the list.




A DOMString representing the token you want to remove from the list. If the string does not exist in the list, no error is thrown, and nothing happens.

Return value



In the following example we retrieve the list of classes set on a <span> element as a DOMTokenList using Element.classList. We then remove a token from the list, and write the list into the <span>'s Node.textContent.

First, the HTML:

<span class="a b c"></span>

Now the JavaScript:

var span = document.querySelector("span");
var classes = span.classList;
span.textContent = classes;

The output looks like this:

To remove multiple classes at once you can use an array together with the spread syntax. The order of the classes doesn't even matter:

let span = document.getElementsByTagName("span")[0],
  classes = span.classList;

classes.remove(...['c', 'b']);
span.textContent = classes;



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