The Element method removeAttribute() removes the attribute with the specified name from the element.

Syntax

element.removeAttribute(attrName);

Parameters

attrName
A DOMString specifying the name of the attribute to remove from the element. If the specified attribute does not exist, removeAttribute() returns without generating an error.

Return value

undefined.

Note: Since removeAttribute() doesn't return a value, you can't chain multiple calls together to remove multiple attributes at once.

Usage notes

 

You should use removeAttribute() instead of setting the attribute value to null either directly or using setAttribute(). Many attributes will not behave as expected if you set them to null.

DOM methods dealing with element's attributes:

Not namespace-aware, most commonly used methods Namespace-aware variants (DOM Level 2) DOM Level 1 methods for dealing with Attr nodes directly (seldom used) DOM Level 2 namespace-aware methods for dealing with Attr nodes directly (seldom used)
setAttribute (DOM 1) setAttributeNS setAttributeNode setAttributeNodeNS
getAttribute (DOM 1) getAttributeNS getAttributeNode getAttributeNodeNS
hasAttribute (DOM 2) hasAttributeNS - -
removeAttribute (DOM 1) removeAttributeNS removeAttributeNode -

 

Example

// <div id="div1" align="left" width="200px"> 
document.getElementById("div1").removeAttribute("align"); 
// now: <div id="div1" width="200px">

Specification

DOM Level 2 Core: removeAttribute (introduced in DOM Level 1 Core)

Browser compatibility

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic support ? ? ? ? ? ?
FeatureAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidOpera AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support ? ? ? ? ? ? ?

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