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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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Definition and Usage

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


Browser Support

Attribute
datetime Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

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


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 or a space - a separator (required if time is also specified)
  • 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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