jQuery detach() Method

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jQuery detach() Method

The jQuery detach() method removes the set of matched elements from the DOM.

Note: Unlike empty() method, this method removes the element itself, as well as everything inside it.

Note: Unlike remove() method, this method keeps all bound events and jQuery data associated with it.

Example

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<!DOCTYPE html> <html lang="en-US"> <head> <script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/3.5.1/jquery.min.js"></script> </head> <body> <h1>jQuery detach() Method</h1> <p>This is a paragraph.</p> <p>This is a paragraph.</p> <button>Remove all P</button> <script> $(document).ready(function(){ $("button").click(function(){ $("p").detach(); }); }); </script> </body> </html>

Syntax

$(selector).detach();

Browser Support

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