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

Feature Chrome Edge Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support 1.0 20 (12.10240) 1.0 (1.7 or earlier) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)
Feature Android Chrome for Android Edge Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support (Yes) 1.0 20 (12.10240) 1.0 (1.0) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)

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