How do I remove the active class in the main menu?

One item in the menu has sub-items that point to the same page (just with different arguments) ex:

Products – List item 1 \products?pid=1 – List item 2 \products?pid=2 – List item 3 \products?pid=3

Drupal assigns the “active” class in the

  • and tag of the menu items since all the items have the same page url (\products)

    I’m overwriting the menu_link function in template.php to remove the active class but the class remains in the tag

    function mytheme_menu_link(array $  variables) {   $  element = $  variables['element'];   $  sub_menu = '';    if ($  element['#below']) {      if (strtolower($  element['#title']) == 'Products') {        if (isset($  _GET['pid'])) {         $  currID = $  _GET['pid'];          foreach ($  element['#below'] as $  Taxonomy) {            if ($  currTaxonomyID != $  Taxonomy['#localized_options']['query']['pid']) {             $  mlid = $  Taxonomy['#original_link']['mlid'];             $  key = array_search('active', $  Taxonomy['#attributes']['class'], TRUE);                         if ($  key) {               unset($  element['#below'][$  mlid]['#attributes']['class'][$  key]);               $  element['#below'][$  mlid]['#localized_options']['attributes']['class'][$  key] = '';             }             // remove active-trail class             $  key = array_search('active-trail', $  Taxonomy['#attributes']['class'], TRUE);                         if ($  key) {               $  element['#below'][$  mlid]['#attributes']['class'][$  key] = '';                           }           }                   }       }           }     $  sub_menu = drupal_render($  element['#below']);            }   $  output = l($  element['#title'], $  element['#href'], $  element['#localized_options']);     return '<li' . drupal_attributes($  element['#attributes']) . '>' . $  output . $  sub_menu . "</li>\n"; } 

    Final Result:

    <ul class="menu nav">    <li class="first leaf menu-mlid-44253">       <a href="/products?pid=1" title="Best Practices" class="active">Best Practices</a>     </li>     <li class="leaf menu-mlid-44254">       <a href="/products?pid=2" title="Checklists" class=" active">Checklists</a>     </li> .... 

    How can I remove the class “active” from the tag?

    My menu Structure:

    -Clients -Products   -prod1 (url:\products?pid=1)   -prod2 (url:\products?pid=2)   -prod3 (url:\products?pid=3)   -prod4 (url:\products?pid=4) -About