Summary

The :last-child CSS pseudo-class represents the last element among a group of sibling elements.

Usage note: As originally defined, the selected element had to have a parent. Beginning with Selectors Level 4, this is no longer required.

Syntax

:last-child

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 ?

See also

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