How do I delete an option from html select element?

How do I delete an option from a html select element? I would like to do somehing like this:

var selectElement= document.getElementById(idparam);
selectElement.options[5].remove();

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I am not able to do something like this because element exist in variable:

$('#idvalue option[value=' + val + ']').remove();

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tolppaAsked:
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leakim971MultitechnicianCommented:
Check this : http://jsfiddle.net/jYcMA/1/

var idparam = "idvalue";

var selectElement= document.getElementById(idparam);
selectElement.options[5].remove(); // remove the 6th option : <option value="5">5</option>

var valueToRemove = 2;
$('#' + idparam + ' option[value=' + valueToRemove + ']').remove(); // remove option having value 2

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Sar1973Commented:
In Javscript:
var x = document.getElementById("idparam");
x.remove(x.selectedIndex);
where the selected index is the number (0-N) of the option to be removed.
tolppaAuthor Commented:
Thanks. Seems like selectElement.options[5].remove(); does not work with IE. x.remove(x.selectedIndex); seems to work better.
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