jQuery Removing

Methods used to remove text for the selected element.
We can remove the text in these different ways.
  1. remove() - Removes the selected element from the DOM
  2. empty() - Removes all child elements of the selected element
  3. detach() - Removes the selected element from the DOM, but keeps a copy

remove() Method

Removes the selected element from the DOM
We have different types in remove() method
  1. removeAttr() - Removes an attribute from the selected element
  2. removeClass() - Removes one or more classes from the selected element
  3. removeProp() - Removes a property set by `.prop()` method

Example

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
<head>
  <meta charset="UTF-8">
  <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
  <title>jQuery Remove Methods Example</title>
  <script src="https://code.jquery.com/jquery-3.6.4.min.js"></script>
  <style>
    .highlight {
      background-color: yellow;
    }
  </style>
</head>
<body>

<div id="exampleElement" class="highlight" title="Example Title">
  <p>This element has some attributes and a class.</p>
</div>

<script>
  // Using remove() to remove the entire element
  $("#exampleElement").remove();

  // Creating a new element with the same attributes and class
  var newElement = $("<div id='newElement' class='highlight' title='New Title'><p>New Element</p></div>");

  // Appending the new element to the body
  $("body").append(newElement);

  // Using removeAttr() to remove the 'title' attribute
  newElement.removeAttr('title');

  // Using removeClass() to remove the 'highlight' class
  newElement.removeClass('highlight');

  // Using removeProp() to remove the 'id' property
  newElement.removeProp('id');
</script>

</body>
</html>

empty() and detach() Methods

empty() Method Removes all child elements of the selected element detach() Method Removes the selected element from the DOM, but keeps a copy

Example

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
<head>
  <meta charset="UTF-8">
  <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
  <title>jQuery empty() and detach() Example</title>
  <script src="https://code.jquery.com/jquery-3.6.4.min.js"></script>
</head>
<body>

<div id="exampleContainer">
  <p>Existing content.</p>
  <span>Another element.</span>
</div>

<script>
  // Using empty() to remove all child elements and content
  $("#exampleContainer").empty();

  // Creating a new element
  var newDiv = $("<div>New content added</div>");

  // Appending the new element to the container
  $("#exampleContainer").append(newDiv);

  // Using detach() to remove the new element from the DOM but keep a copy
  var detachedElement = newDiv.detach();

  // Appending the detached element back to the container
  $("#exampleContainer").append(detachedElement);
</script>

</body>
</html>

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