Magnento default adds following google structured data tags in every page by default.




I want to remove them. I found that you can place below code in your layout xml file.

<attribute name="itemtype" remove="true" />
<attribute name="itemscope" remove="true" />

But this is giving me error for my magento 2.2.6 as below.

1 exception(s):
Exception #0 (Magento\Framework\Config\Dom\ValidationException): Element 'attribute', attribute 'remove': The attribute 'remove' is not allowed.
Line: 277

Also i tried below.

<attribute name="itemtype" value=""  />
<attribute name="itemscope" value="" />

But that too is also not working. I can remove them using javascript but want to remove by server side only so that it never render to page.

1 Answer 1


Exception occur because those attributes are not allowed when using referenceBlock and you should locate them in your code a remove them.

You need to check the available attributes for "referenceBlock" tag in:


the attributes allowed like:

<xs:attribute type="elementNameType" name="name" use="required"/>
<xs:attribute type="xs:string" name="template" use="optional"/>
<xs:attribute type="xs:boolean" name="display" default="true" use="optional"/>
<xs:attribute type="xs:boolean" name="remove" use="optional"/>

This is why an exception is thrown in /vendor/magento/framework/Config/Dom.php (_initDom method).

Reference: https://github.com/magento/magento2/issues/11116

  • Thats okay, is there any solution available to get it done ?
    – Yash Shah
    Commented Apr 19, 2019 at 5:55

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