NonDocumentTypeChildNode.nextElementSibling

The NonDocumentTypeChildNode.nextElementSibling read-only property returns the element immediately following the specified one in its parent's children list, or null if the specified element is the last one in the list.

Syntax

var nextNode = elementNodeReference.nextElementSibling; 

Example

<div id="div-01">Here is div-01</div>
<div id="div-02">Here is div-02</div>

<script type="text/javascript">
  var el = document.getElementById('div-01').nextElementSibling;
  console.log('<p>Siblings of div-01</p><ol>');
  while (el) {
    console.log('<li>' + el.nodeName + '</li>');
    el = el.nextElementSibling;
  }
  console.log('</ol>');
</script>

This example outputs the following into the console when it loads:

Siblings of div-01

   1. DIV
   2. SCRIPT
   3. P
   4. OL

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
DOM
The definition of 'ChildNodenextElementSibling' in that specification.
Living Standard Splitted the ElementTraversal interface in ChildNode, ParentNode, and NonDocumentTypeChildNode. This method is now defined on the former.
The Element and CharacterData interfaces implemented the new interface.
Element Traversal Specification
The definition of 'ElementTraversal.nextElementSibling' in that specification.
Recommendation Added its initial definition to the ElementTraversal pure interface and use it on Element.

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support (on Element) 4 3.5 (1.9.1) 9 9.8 4
Support on CharacterData 29.0 25 (25) [1] Not supported 16.0 Not supported
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support (on Element) (Yes) 1.0 (1.9.1) (Yes) 9.8 (Yes)
Support on CharacterData (Yes) 25.0 (25) Not supported 16.0 Not supported

[1] Firefox 25 also added this property to DocumentType, this was removed in Firefox 28 due to compatibility problems.

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