HTML | DOM removeChild() Method

The removeChild() method in HTML DOM is used to remove a specified child node of the given element. It returns the removed node as a node object or null if the node doesn’t exist.

Syntax:

node.removeChild( child )

Parameters: This method accepts single parameter child which is mandatory. It represents the node which need to be remove.



Return Value: It returns a node object which represents the removed node, or null if the node doesn’t exist.

Example:

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<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
    <head>
        <title>
            HTML DOM removeChild() Method
        </title>
    </head>
      
    <body>
      
        <h1 style="color: green;">
            GeeksforGeeks
        </h1>
          
        <h2>
            DOM removeChild() Method
        </h2>
          
        <p>Sorting Algorithm</p>
        <ul id = "listitem"><li>Insertion sort</li>
            <li>Merge sort</li>
            <li>Quick sort</li>
        </ul>
          
        <button onclick = "Geeks()">
            Click Here!
        </button>
      
        <script>
            function Geeks() {
                var doc = document.getElementById("listitem");
                doc.removeChild(doc.childNodes[0]);
            }
        </script>
      
    </body>
</html>                    

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Output:
Before click on the button:
removeChild
After click on the button:
removeChild

Supported Browsers: The browser supported by DOM replaceChild() method are listed below:

  • Google Chrome
  • Internet Explorer
  • Firefox
  • Opera
  • Safari


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