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MooTools 1.3 Cookbook by Jay Larry G. Johnston

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Removing an element by ID

Ready to give an element the axe? Send it to "File 13" by removing it from the page.

Getting ready

There are only four things that can be done with data. It can be Created, Read, Updated, and Deleted: CRUD. It was once thought that the alternative to this was to Create, Read, Alter, and Purge data, but we then realized that this alternative idea was CRAP.

Be prepared for two examples in one. The first shows a novice approach to handling actions in JavaScript. Then the second shows an industry best-practice approach, one that is less intrusive into the DOM.

How to do it...

In this exercise, we delete, or purge an element from the HTML DOM by use of the destroy() method.

<script type="text/javascript" src="mootools-1.3.0.js"></script> ...

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