public abstract void removeAttribute (String name) throws DOMException

Removes an attribute by name. If a default value for the removed attribute is defined in the DTD, a new attribute immediately appears with the default value as well as the corresponding namespace URI, local name, and prefix when applicable. The implementation may handle default values from other schemas similarly but applications should use Document.normalizeDocument() to guarantee this information is up-to-date.
If no attribute with this name is found, this method has no effect.
To remove an attribute by local name and namespace URI, use the removeAttributeNS method.

Parameters:
name    The name of the attribute to remove.

Exceptions:
DOMException     NO_MODIFICATION_ALLOWED_ERR: Raised if this node is readonly.