Selector.nextSibling Method

Returns an array of elements that share the parent with the method target(s), and follow the target(s) in the parent’s childNodes collection.



Selector().nextSibling() → Selector

Returns an array of succeeding sibling elements, starting with the closest relatives.


Selector().nextSibling(index) → Selector

Returns an array of n-th closest succeeding sibling elements. The n parameter is an integer. If n is negative, the method returns an array of n-th most distant succeeding sibling elements.

Argument Type Description
index Number The index of the sibling as it appears in the parent’s childNodes collection.


Selector().nextSibling(cssSelector) → Selector

Looks for succeeding element siblings that match the CSS Selector.

Argument Type Description
cssSelector String CSS Selector

nextSibling(filterFn, dependencies)

Selector().nextSibling(filterFn, dependencies) → Selector

Filters succeeding element siblings with a function.

Argument Type Description
filterFn Function The filter function
dependencies (optional) Object Functions, variables, or objects passed to the filterFn function.

See Filter DOM With A Function.


// Selects all the succeeding siblings of all the 'header' elements.
const siblingsHeader = Selector('header').nextSibling();

// Selects all the closest succeeding siblings of all the div elements.
const closestSiblingsDiv = Selector('div').nextSibling(0);

// Selects all the most distant succeeding siblings of all the fieldset elements.
const furthestSiblingsFieldset = Selector('fieldset').nextSibling(-1);

// Selects all the p elements that follow legend elements.
const pSiblingsDiv = Selector('legend').nextSibling('p');

Filter DOM with a function

To filter the DOM with a client-side filter function, pass a function argument to the method.

The filterFn argument accepts the following parameters:

Parameter Description
node The current node.
idx The index of the current node.
originNode The DOM Node .
Selector('section').prevSibling((node, idx, originNode) => {
    // node === the sibling that precedes <section>
    // idx === the sibling's index
    // originNode === the <section> element

Use the dependencies option to pass variables to the filter function.

const isNodeOk = (node, idx, originNode) => {
    console.log({ node, idx, originNode });
    return idx === 6;

const filteredDiv = Selector('div').prevSibling((node) => {
    return !isNaN(node.textContent);
}, { isNodeOk });