Summary

The :last-child CSS pseudo-class represents any element that is the last among a group of sibling elements. In level 3 implementations, the matching element is required to have a parent. In level 4 implementations it does not.

Syntax

:last-child { style properties }

Example

HTML Content

<ul>
  <li>This item is not limed.</li>
  <li>Also not this one.</li>
  <li>This item is! :)</li>
</ul>

CSS Content

li:last-child {
  background-color: lime;
}

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
Selectors Level 4
The definition of ':last-child' in that specification.
Working Draft Matching elements are not required to have a parent.
Selectors Level 3
The definition of ':last-child' in that specification.
Recommendation Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Edge Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support 1.0 (Yes) 1.0 (1.7 or earlier) 9.0 9.5 3.2
No parent required 57 ? ? ? 44 ?
Feature Android Webview Chrome for Android Edge Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) 1.0 (1) 9.0 10 3.2
No parent required 57 57 ? ? ? 44 ?

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