DOMTokenList.remove()

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

Syntax

tokenList.remove(token1[, token2[, ...]]);

Parameters

tokenN...
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

undefined

Examples

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;
classes.remove("c");
span.textContent = classes;

The output looks like this:

To remove multiple classes at once you can supply multiple tokens; the order you supply them doesn't have to match the order they appear in the list:

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

classes.remove("c", "b");
span.textContent = classes;

Specifications

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

Browser compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic supportChrome Full support YesEdge Full support 12Firefox Full support YesIE Full support 10Opera Full support YesSafari Full support YesWebView Android Full support YesChrome Android Full support YesEdge Mobile ? Firefox Android Full support YesOpera Android Full support YesSafari iOS Full support YesSamsung Internet Android Full support Yes

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