javascript [array] .splice does not work (& ldquo; Uncaught TypeError: collisions.splice is not a & rdquo;)

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I am trying to remove specific items from an array in javascript, but cannot seem to get the [array].splice function to work.
This code is to be used to check if an SVG object has collided with another (for a game). There are always expected to be 3 objects that the player intersects with, so I wish to remove these from the list.
My code so far is:

svg=document.getElementById("canvas");

function checkcollision(){
    var r0=document.getElementById("rhb1").getBoundingClientRect(), r1=svg.createSVGRect(); r1.x=r0.left; r1.y=r0.top; r1.width=r0.width; r1.height=r0.height;
    var collisions=svg.getIntersectionList(r1,null), len=collisions.length;
    console.log(collisions);
    for(i=len-1;i>=0;i--){
        if(collisions[i].id=="renclosure"||collisions[i].id=="cplayer"||collisions[i].id=="rhb1"){
            collisions.splice(i,1);
        }
    }
    console.log(collisions);
    if(collisions.length>0){
        return true;
    }
    else{
        return false;
    }
}

An example of what the console displays for the collisions array is

[<rect id=​"renclosure" x=​"0" y=​"0" width=​"15360" height=​"8640" class=​"st0">​</rect>​, <circle id=​"cplayer" cx=​"960" cy=​"540" r=​"50" class=​"st1">​</circle>​, <rect id=​"rhb1" x=​"0" y=​"0" width=​"100" height=​"100" class=​"st2" transform=​"translate(910, 490)​ rotate(0 050 050)​">​</rect>​]

(copied directly).
However, Google Chrome throws up an error "Uncaught TypeError: collisions.splice is not a function" every time and I do not understand why (or how to fix it).


Your collisions is not of type Array

Try to use

Array.prototype.splice.call(collisions, i, 1).

What about splice.call() see here Function.prototype.call