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HTML <time> datetime Attribute

HTML time Tag Reference HTML <time> tag

Example

A time element with a date specified:

<p>I have a date on <time datetime="2008-02-14">Valentines day</time>.</p>

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Browser Support

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The datetime attribute does not render as anything special in any of the major browsers.


Definition and Usage

The datetime attribute gives the date or time being specified. This attribute is used if no date or time is specified in the element's content.


Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5

The <time> tag is new in HTML5.


Syntax

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

Attribute Values

Value Description
YYYY-MM-DDThh:mm:ssTZD The date or time being specified. Explanation of components:
  • YYYY - year (e.g. 2011)
  • MM - month (e.g. 01 for January)
  • DD - day of the month (e.g. 08)
  • T - a required separator 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 time Tag Reference HTML <time> tag

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