How can I hide a div completely from HTML DOM?

Tags: javascript,jquery,html,css

Problem :

I have 2 divs in my page, each div have class a , b. I also have 2 urls


Goal : I want to hide div with class b when I'm at site/a and vice of versa.

The goal is to hide them completely from the DOM. I'm not sure how to do that.

I've tried


var lastSegment = location.pathname.split('/').pop();

if (lastSegment === 'a') {


} else {




.hidden {
  display: none!important;
  visibility: hidden!important;


<div class="a hidden"> // Logic </div>
<div class="b hidden"> // Logic </div>


I can see both of the div when I do inspect element.

Any helps / hints / suggestions on this will be much appreciated

Solution :

jQuery's .detach() is doing this.

The .detach() method is the same as .remove(), except that .detach() keeps all jQuery data associated with the removed elements. This method is useful when removed elements are to be reinserted into the DOM at a later time.

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