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CSSStyleSheet: removeRule() method

Deprecated: This feature is no longer recommended. Though some browsers might still support it, it may have already been removed from the relevant web standards, may be in the process of being dropped, or may only be kept for compatibility purposes. Avoid using it, and update existing code if possible; see the compatibility table at the bottom of this page to guide your decision. Be aware that this feature may cease to work at any time.

The obsolete CSSStyleSheet method removeRule() removes a rule from the stylesheet object. It is functionally identical to the standard, preferred method deleteRule().

Note: This is a legacy method which has been replaced by the standard method deleteRule(). You should use that instead.





The index into the stylesheet's CSSRuleList indicating the rule to be removed.

Return value

None (undefined).


This example removes the first rule from the stylesheet myStyles.


You can rewrite this to use the standard deleteRule() method very easily:



Browser compatibility

Desktop Mobile
Chrome Edge Firefox Internet Explorer Opera Safari WebView Android Chrome Android Firefox for Android Opera Android Safari on IOS Samsung Internet
removeRule 1 12 68 9 15 3 4.4 18 68 14 1 1.0

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