document.removeChild(node child)

Leigh Dodds ldodds at
Wed Aug 4 10:08:29 BST 1999

> I have a Document object that was instantiated using a DOM
> implementation while parsing an XML file.. whenever I try to remove one
> of the leaves from the Document object, I always receive an exception

At a guess, I think your problem is that you're attempting to remove
the node from the *document* and not from its parent, so try replacing this
line :

>                  document.removeChild(yList.item(y));


Node theParent = yList.item(y) ;
theParent.removeChild(yList.item(y)) ;

You must remove a node from its parent and not the document.

Its also probably worth bearing in mind that NodeLists are 'live' so
that if other parts of your application alter the DOM tree and
add or remove nodes then your node list will alter accordingly.

However I think the above code change should do the trick.


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