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The SyntaxError.prototype property represents the prototype for the SyntaxError constructor.

Description

All SyntaxError instances inherit from SyntaxError.prototype. You can use the prototype to add properties or methods to all instances.

Properties

SyntaxError.prototype.constructor
Specifies the function that created an instance's prototype.
SyntaxError.prototype.message
Error message. Although ECMA-262 specifies that SyntaxError should provide its own message property, in SpiderMonkey, it inherits Error.prototype.message.
SyntaxError.prototype.name
Error name. Inherited from Error.
SyntaxError.prototype.fileName
Path to file that raised this error. Inherited from Error.
SyntaxError.prototype.lineNumber
Line number in file that raised this error. Inherited from Error.
SyntaxError.prototype.columnNumber
Column number in line that raised this error. Inherited from Error.
SyntaxError.prototype.stack
Stack trace. Inherited from Error.

Methods

Although the SyntaxError prototype object does not contain any methods of its own, SyntaxError instances do inherit some methods through the prototype chain.

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
ECMAScript 3rd Edition (ECMA-262) Standard Initial definition.
ECMAScript 5.1 (ECMA-262)
The definition of 'NativeError.prototype' in that specification.
Standard Defined as NativeError.prototype.
ECMAScript 2015 (6th Edition, ECMA-262)
The definition of 'NativeError.prototype' in that specification.
Standard Defined as NativeError.prototype.
ECMAScript 2017 Draft (ECMA-262)
The definition of 'NativeError.prototype' in that specification.
Draft Defined as NativeError.prototype.

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)
Feature Android Chrome for Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)

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