toDateString() method returns the date portion of a
Date object in English in the following format separated by spaces:
- First three letters of the week day name
- First three letters of the month name
- Two digit day of the month, padded on the left a zero if necessary
- Four digit year (at least), padded on the left with zeros if necessary
E.g. "Thu Jan 01 1970".
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A string representing the date portion of the given
Date object in human readable form in English.
Date instances refer to a specific point in time. Calling
toString() will return the date formatted in a human readable form in English. In SpiderMonkey, this consists of the date portion (day, month, and year) followed by the time portion (hours, minutes, seconds, and time zone). Sometimes it is desirable to obtain a string of the time portion; such a thing can be accomplished with the
toDateString() method is especially useful because compliant engines implementing ECMA-262 may differ in the string obtained from
Date objects, as the format is implementation-dependent and simple string slicing approaches may not produce consistent results across multiple engines.
A basic usage of
var d = new Date(1993, 5, 28, 14, 39, 7); console.log(d.toString()); // logs Mon Jun 28 1993 14:39:07 GMT-0600 (PDT) console.log(d.toDateString()); // logs Mon Jun 28 1993
Note: Month are 0-indexed when used as an argument of
Date (thus 0 corresponds to January and 11 to December).
|ECMAScript Latest Draft (ECMA-262)
The definition of 'Date.prototype.toDateString' in that specification.
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|Chrome Full support 1||Edge Full support 12||Firefox Full support 1||IE Full support 5.5||Opera Full support 5||Safari Full support 1||WebView Android Full support 1||Chrome Android Full support 18||Firefox Android Full support 4||Opera Android Full support 10.1||Safari iOS Full support 1||Samsung Internet Android Full support 1.0||nodejs Full support Yes|
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