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removeChild method

Removes a child node from the object.

Document Object Model (DOM) Level 3 Core Specification, Section 1.4

Syntax

object.removeChild(oldChild)

Parameters

oldChild [in]

Type: IHTMLDOMNode

Object that specifies the element to be removed from the document.

Return value

Type: IHTMLDOMNode

Returns a reference to the object that is removed.

Standards information

Remarks

The node to be removed must be an immediate child of the parent object.

This method is accessible at run time. If elements are removed at run time, before the closing tag is parsed, areas of the document might not render.

Examples

This example uses the removeChild method to remove a bold element from a div.


<head>
<script>
function removeElement()
{
  try
  {
      //The first child of the div is the bold element.
    var oChild=Div1.children(0);	
    Div1.removeChild(oChild);
  }
  catch(x)
  {
    console.log("You have already removed the bold element.\nPage will be refreshed when you click OK.")
    document.location.reload();
  }
}
</script>
</head>
<body>
<div id="Div1" onclick="removeElement()">
Click anywhere in this sentence to remove this <strong>Bold</strong> word.
</div>
</body>

See also

a
abbr
address
attribute
b
bdo
blockQuote
body
button
caption
cite
code
col
colGroup
comment
dd
del
dfn
div
dl
documentType
dt
em
fieldSet
form
head
hn
html
i
iframe
input type=button
input type=checkbox
input type=email
input type=file
input type=hidden
input type=image
input type=number
input type=password
input type=radio
input type=range
input type=reset
input type=search
input type=submit
input type=tel
input type=text
input type=url
ins
kbd
label
legend
li
map
menu
ol
option
p
pre
ProcessingInstruction
q
s
samp
select
small
span
strong
sub
sup
table
tBody
td
textArea
tFoot
th
tHead
tr
u
ul
var

 

 

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