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    Date.prototype.toJSON()

    Summary

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

    Syntax

    dateObj.toJSON()

    Description

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

    Examples

    Example: Using toJSON()

    var jsonDate = (new Date()).toJSON();
    var backToDate = new Date(jsonDate);
    
    console.log('Serialized date object: ' + jsonDate);
    

    Specifications

    Specification Status Comment
    ECMAScript 5.1 (ECMA-262)
    The definition of 'Date.prototype.toJSON' in that specification.
    Standard Initial definition. Implemented in JavaScript 1.8.5.
    ECMAScript 2015 (6th Edition, ECMA-262)
    The definition of 'Date.prototype.toJSON' in that specification.
    Standard  

    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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