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HTML DOM removeAttribute() Method

Element Object Reference Element Object

Example

Remove the style attribute from a header element:

document.getElementsByTagName("H1")[0].removeAttribute("style");

Before removing the attribute:

Hello World

After removing the attribute:

Hello World


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Definition and Usage

 The removeAttribute() method removes the specified attribute.

The difference between this method and the removeAttributeNode() method is that the removeAttributeNode() method removes the specified Attr object, while this method removes the attribute with the specified name. The result will be the same. Also this method has no return value, while the removeAttributeNode() method returns the removed attribute, as an Attr object.

See also the removeAttributeNode() method


Browser Support

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

The removeAttribute() method is supported in all major browsers.


Syntax

element.removeAttribute(attributename)

Parameters

Parameter Type Description
attributename String Required. The name of the attribute you want to remove

Return Value

No return value.

Technical Details

DOM Version Core Level 1 Element Object


Element Object Reference Element Object


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