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Element: removeAttribute() method

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





A string 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

None (undefined).

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 -


// Given: <div id="div1" align="left" width="200px">
// Now: <div id="div1" width="200px">


Browser compatibility

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12This function doesn't respect boolean attributes' default values. See bug 12087679.
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