Inheritance (Definition)

Inheritance is provided through a prototype chain.


ECMAScript edition - 2

Inheritance in JavaScript is implemented by means of a chain of prototypes that link upwards from child to parent until a null reference is encountered.

See also:Prototype Based Inheritance


ECMA 262 edition 2 - section - 4.2.1

ECMA 262 edition 3 - section - 4.2.1