How to remove the class from all jquery elements

I am changing the class of an element with the following

  $("#"+data.id).addClass("highlight")

Given the list below.

 <div id="menuItems">
 <ul id="contentLeft" class="edgetoedge">
 <li  class="sep" ">Shakes and Floats</li>
 <li id="297"><a href="#" onClick="cart('297','add')"><small>$5.00</small><b>Vanilla</b>     </a></li>
 <li id="298"><a href="#" onClick="cart('298','add')"><small>$5.00</small><b>Peanut Butter</b></a></li>
 <li id="299"><a href="#" onClick="cart('299','add')"><small>$5.00</small><b>Combo</b></a></li>
 <li id="300"><a href="#" onClick="cart('300','add')"><small>$5.00</small><b>Chocolate</b></a></li>
 <li id="301"><a href="#" onClick="cart('301','add')"><small>$5.00</small><b>Strawberry</b></a></li>
 <li id="303"><a href="#" onClick="cart('303','add')"><small>$5.00</small><b>Banana</b></a></li>
 <li id="304"><a href="#" onClick="cart('304','add')"><small>$5.00</small><b>Root Beer Float</b></a></li>
 <li id="305"><a href="#" onClick="cart('305','add')"><small>$5.00</small><b>Espresso</b></a></li>
 </ul>
 </div>

I assumed I could remove the class with this...

  $(".edgetoedge").removeClass("highlight");

But this doesn't work. How can I remove the class?


You need to select the li tags contained within the .edgetoedge class. .edgetoedge only matches the one ul tag:

$(".edgetoedge li").removeClass("highlight");