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Serialize this object to something that can be passed to JSON.stringify.


Get the serialized Object form of the map. Serialized data is typically used to send back to a server.

o.serialize() //-> { name: 'Justin' }

Serialize currently returns the same data as [can.Map.prototype.attrs]. However, in future versions, serialize will be able to return serialized data similar to can.Model. The following will work:

new Map({time: new Date()})
    .serialize() //-> { time: 1319666613663 }



a JavaScript Object that can be serialized with JSON.stringify or other methods.