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Element: removeAttributeNS() method

The removeAttributeNS() method of the Element interface removes the specified attribute from an element.


removeAttributeNS(namespace, attrName)


  • namespace is a string that contains the namespace of the attribute.
  • attrName is a string that names the attribute to be removed from the current node.

Return value

None (undefined).


// Given:
//   <div id="div1" xmlns:special="http://www.mozilla.org/ns/specialspace"
//     special:specialAlign="utterleft" width="200px" />
d = document.getElementById("div1");
d.removeAttributeNS("http://www.mozilla.org/ns/specialspace", "specialAlign");
// Now: <div id="div1" width="200px" />


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 -


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
removeAttributeNS 1 12 1 9 ≤12.1 1 4.4 18 4 ≤12.1 1 1.0

In Firefox 3 and later, this method resets DOM values to their defaults.

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