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The toJSON() method returns a JSON representation of the Date object.




Date instances refer to a specific point in time. Calling toJSON() returns a JSON formatted string (using toISOString) representing the Date object's value.  This method is generally intended to, by default, usefully serialize Date objects during JSON serialization.


var jsonDate = (new Date()).toJSON();
var backToDate = new Date(jsonDate);

console.log("Serialized date object: " + jsonDate);


Specification Status Comment
ECMAScript Language Specification 5.1th Edition (ECMA-262)
Implemented in JavaScript 1.8.5
Standard Initial definition.
ECMAScript Language Specification 6th Edition (ECMA-262) Draft  

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Feature Android Chrome for Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
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