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JavaScript Interactive Web Pages with JavaScript Traversing and Manipulating the DOM with JavaScript Perform: Appending and Removing Elements

Mike Salomone
Mike Salomone
15,610 Points

Why select ul and then remove child rather than just typing listItem.remove()?

title says it all.

2 Answers

John Coolidge
John Coolidge
12,614 Points

After browsing the Mozilla Development Network, I couldn't find any real difference between the two as far as browser compatibility was concerned. I do know that with removeChild() you can save the removed child in a variable to be appended later on.

var oldChild = parent.removeChild(child);


Ron Starski
Ron Starski
1,997 Points

removeChild() works on every browser while remove() is not that universal. On MDN remove() is marked as an experimental feature.