The Node.lastChild read-only property returns the last child of the node. If its parent is an element, then the child is generally an element node, a text node, or a comment node. It returns null if there are no child elements.

Syntax

var childNode = node.lastChild;

Example

var tr = document.getElementById("row1");
var corner_td = tr.lastChild;

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
DOM
The definition of 'Node.lastChild' in that specification.
Living Standard No change
Document Object Model (DOM) Level 3 Core Specification
The definition of 'Node.lastChild' in that specification.
Obsolete No change
Document Object Model (DOM) Level 2 Core Specification
The definition of 'Node.lastChild' in that specification.
Obsolete No change
Document Object Model (DOM) Level 1 Specification
The definition of 'Node.lastChild' in that specification.
Obsolete Initial definition

Browser compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic supportChrome Full support YesEdge Full support 12Firefox Full support 1IE Full support YesOpera Full support YesSafari Full support YesWebView Android Full support YesChrome Android Full support YesEdge Mobile ? Firefox Android Full support 45Opera Android Full support YesSafari iOS Full support YesSamsung Internet Android Full support Yes

Legend

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