How to dynamically remove a stylesheet from the current page

Is there a way to dynamically remove the current stylesheet from the page?

For example, if a page contains:

<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="http://..." />

...is there a way to later disable it with JavaScript? Extra points for using jQuery.

Answers:

Answer

Well, assuming you can target it with jQuery it should be just as simple as calling remove() on the element:

$('link[rel=stylesheet]').remove();

That will remove all external stylesheets on the page. If you know part of the url then you can remove just the one you're looking for:

$('link[rel=stylesheet][href~="foo.com"]').remove();

And in Javascript

this is an example of remove all with query selector and foreach array

Array.prototype.forEach.call(document.querySelectorAll('link[rel=stylesheet]'), function(element){
      try{
        element.parentNode.removeChild(element);
      }catch(err){}
    });

//or this is similar
var elements = document.querySelectorAll('link[rel=stylesheet]');
for(var i=0;i<elements.length;i++){
    elements[i].parentNode.removeChild(elements[i]);
}
Answer

If you know the ID of the stylesheet, use the following. Any other method of getting the stylesheet works as well, of course. This is straight DOM and doesn't require using any libraries.

var sheet = document.getElementById(styleSheetId);
sheet.disabled = true;
sheet.parentNode.removeChild(sheet);
Answer

I found this page whilst looking for a way to remove style sheets using jquery. I thought I'd found the right answer when I read the following

If you know part of the url then you can remove just the one you're looking for: $('link[rel=stylesheet][href~="foo.com"]').remove();"

I liked this solution because the style sheets I wanted to remove had the same name but were in different folders. However this code did not work so I changed the operator to *= and it works perfectly:

$('link[rel=stylesheet][href*="mystyle"]').remove();

Just thought I'd share this in case it's useful for someone.

Answer

Probably not very elegant, but there is more than one way to skin a cat! (Or a rabbit, if that's not your thing!)

This uses jQuery to manipulate document.styleSheets:

$.each($.grep(document.styleSheets, function(n) {
    return n.href.search(/searchRegex/) != -1;
}), function(i, n) {
    n.disabled = true;
});

This will disable any stylesheet containing "searchRegex" in the URL. (See str.search() and regular expressions.)

It is easy to change this to be pure JavaScript. Remove $.each() and $.grep() in favour of a simple for-loop:

for (var i = 0; i < document.styleSheets.length; i++) {
    if (document.styleSheets[i].href.search(/searchRegex/) != -1) {
        document.styleSheets[i].disabled = true;
    }
}
Answer

This will reset your page's styling, removing all of the style-elements. Also, jQuery isn't required.

Array.prototype.forEach.call(document.querySelectorAll('style,[rel="stylesheet"],[type="text/css"]'), function(element){
  try{
    element.parentNode.removeChild(element)
  }catch(err){}
});
Answer

This is for disable all <style> from html

// this disable all style of the website...
var cant = document.styleSheets.length
for(var i=0;i<cant;i++){
    document.styleSheets[i].disabled=true;
}

//this is the same disable all stylesheets
Array.prototype.forEach.call(document.styleSheets, function(element){
  try{
    element.disabled = true;
  }catch(err){}
});
Answer

Nobody has mentioned removing a specific stylesheet without an ID in plain Javascript:

 document.querySelector('link[href$="something.css"]').remove()

("$=" to find at end of href)

Answer

To expand on Damien's answer, the test method (which returns true or false) would probably be a better fit than search and is slightly faster. Using this method would yield:

for (var i = 0; i < document.styleSheets.length; i++) {
    if (/searchRegex/.test(document.styleSheets[i].href)) {
        document.styleSheets[i].disabled = true;
    }
}

If you don't care about IE support this can be cleaned up with a for...of loop

for (const styleSheet of document.styleSheets) {
    if (/searchRegex/.test(styleSheet)) {
        styleSheet.disabled = true;
    }
}
Answer

Suppose you want to remove a class myCssClass then the most easy way to do it is element.classList.remove("myCssClass");

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