The remove() method of the DOMTokenList interface removes the specified tokens from the list.


tokenList.remove(token1[, token2[, ...tokenN]]);


A DOMString representing the token you want to remove from the list. If the string is not in the list, no error is thrown, and nothing happens.

Return value



In the following example we retrieve the list of classes set on a <span> element as a DOMTokenList using Element.classList. We then remove a token from the list, and write the list into the <span>'s Node.textContent.

First, the HTML:

<span class="a b c"></span>

Now the JavaScript:

let span = document.querySelector("span");
let classes = span.classList;
span.textContent = classes;

The output looks like this:

To remove multiple classes at once, you can supply multiple tokens. The order you supply the tokens doesn't have to match the order they appear in the list:

let span2 = document.getElementsByTagName("span")[0]
let classes2 = span.classList;

classes2.remove("c", "b");
span2.textContent = classes;


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The definition of 'remove()' in that specification.
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removeChrome Full support 1Edge Full support 12Firefox Full support YesIE Full support 10Opera Full support YesSafari Full support 5.1WebView Android Full support YesChrome Android Full support YesFirefox Android Full support YesOpera Android Full support YesSafari iOS Full support 5.1Samsung Internet Android Full support Yes
Multiple arguments for remove()Chrome Full support 24Edge Full support 12Firefox Full support 26IE No support NoOpera Full support 15Safari Full support 7WebView Android Full support ≤37Chrome Android Full support 25Firefox Android Full support 26Opera Android Full support 14Safari iOS Full support 7Samsung Internet Android Full support 1.5


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