Date normalization in the Article API

Diffbot attempts to normalize content in the Article API’s date field. For example, the date:

February 5, 2014

will be returned in the Article API JSON response as:

"date": "Wed, 5 Feb 2014 00:00:00 GMT"

If a timestamp is available, the Article API will return the time converted to GMT. Articles without a timestamp will be returned with a timestamp of midnight GMT.

Date normalization will also occur for any Article API date fields using custom rules (via the Custom API Toolkit).