toDateString() method returns the date portion of a
Date object in English in the following format separated by spaces:
E.g. "Thu Jan 01 1970".
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.
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 (ECMA-262) |
The definition of 'Date.prototype.toDateString' in that specification.
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