:nth-last-of-type(N) (CSS selector)

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:nth-last-of-type( { number expression | odd | even } ) {
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This pseudo-class matches elements on the basis of their positions within a parent element’s list of child elements of the same type. This pseudo-class accepts an argument, N, which can be a keyword, a number, or a number expression of the form an+b. For more information, see Understanding :nth-child Pseudo-class Expressions.

If N is a number or a number expression, :nth-last-of-type(N) will match elements that are followed by N-1 siblings with the same element name in the document tree.


The following example selector will match the last three image elements that are children of the element whose id attribute value matches "gallery":

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The following example selector matches the penultimate term in a definition list:

dt:nth-last-of-type(2) {
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This pseudo-class is currently not supported in Internet Explorer.

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