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jQuery - how to remove all select elements

jagku asked
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
Hello Experts,

I have a simple select

<select id='myselect'>

To remove all the options I am calling:

on the onChange. However, this is only removing the values and not the options themselves.
ie If I originally had 10 options appear in the drop down and then call this function, I still have 10 options - but they are all blank.

What am I doing wrong?

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