Removing element with jQuery?

This is not a bug in jQuery, it is a bug (or possibly, a feature) of the IE rendering engine.

It seems this problem is being caused by the fact that Internet Explorer does not correctly re-render the page after removing the LINK element from the DOM.

In this particular case, the LINK tag is no longer present at the DOM, but IE still displays the CSS that has been loaded into memory.

A workaround / solution for this is to disable the stylesheet using the .disabled property like this:

// following code will disable the first stylesheet
// the actual DOM-reference to the element will not be removed; 
// this is particularly useful since this allows you to enable it
// again at a later stage if you'd want to.
document.styleSheets[0].disabled = true;

EDIT in reply to your comment:

Or, if you want to remove it by the href use the following code:

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

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