MeltingDog MeltingDog - 22 days ago 12
Javascript Question

Remove image elements from string

I have a string that contains HTML image elements that is stored in a var.

I want to remove the image elements from the string.

I have tried:

var content = content.replace(/<img.+>/,"");


and:
var content = content.find("img").remove();
but had no luck.

Can anyone help me out at all?

Thanks

Answer
var content = content.replace(/<img[^>]*>/g,"");

[^>]* means any number of characters other than >. If you use .+ instead, if there are multiple tags the replace operation removes them all at once, including any content between them. Operations are greedy by default, meaning they use the largest possible valid match.

/g at the end means replace all occurrences (by default, it only removes the first occurrence).