DocumentType.remove()

The DocumentType.remove() method removes a document's doctype.

Note

Removing the document's doctype will set the rendering mode to quirks mode! Please don’t do this. Willfully designing for quirks mode is not going to help you. If you need to work around issues with old Internet Explorer browsers, you might want to look into using conditional comments, or other workarounds.

Syntax

remove()

Examples

Using remove()

document.doctype; // "<!DOCTYPE html>'
document.doctype.remove();
document.doctype; // null

Specifications

Specification
DOM
The definition of 'ChildNode.remove' in that specification.

Browser compatibility

BCD tables only load in the browser

See also