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HTML <ins> datetime Attribute

HTML ins Tag Reference HTML <ins> tag

Example

An inserted text, with a date and time of when the text was inserted:

<p>This is a text.
<ins datetime="2012-09-15T22:55:03Z">This is an inserted text.</ins></p>

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Browser Support

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The datetime attribute has no visual effect in ordinary web browsers, but can be used by screen readers.


Definition and Usage

The datetime attribute specifies the date and time of when the text was inserted/changed.


Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5

NONE.


Syntax

<ins datetime="YYYY-MM-DDThh:mm:ssTZD">

Attribute Values

Value Description
YYYY-MM-DDThh:mm:ssTZD Specifies the date and time of when the text was inserted/changed.

Explanation of components:

  • YYYY - year (e.g. 2009)
  • MM - month (e.g. 01 for January)
  • DD - day of the month (e.g. 08)
  • T - a required separator
  • hh - hour (e.g. 22 for 10.00pm)
  • mm - minutes (e.g. 55)
  • ss - seconds (e.g. 03)
  • TZD - Time Zone Designator (Z denotes Zulu, also known as Greenwich Mean Time)


HTML ins Tag Reference HTML <ins> tag

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