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

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic support Yes121 Yes Yes Yes
FeatureAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidOpera AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support Yes Yes ?45 Yes Yes Yes

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