mozilla
Your Search Results

    <time> Redirect 1

    The HTML <time> element represents either a time on a 24-hour clock or a precise date in the Gregorian calendar (with optional time and timezone information).

    This element is intended to be used presenting dates and times in a machine readable format. This can be helpful for user agents to offer any event scheduling for user's calendar. 

    Usage note: This element is not appropriate for instances where a specific date cannot be calculated, nor should it be used for dates prior to the introduction to the Gregorian calendar (due to complications with calculating those dates).

    Attributes

    Like all other HTML elements, this element supports the global attributes.

    datetime
    This attribute indicates the time and date of the element and must be a valid date with an optional time string. If the value cannot be parsed as a date with an optional time string, the element does not have an associated time stamp.

    Examples

    Simple example

    <p>The concert starts at <time>20:00</time>.</p>
    

    Above HTML will output:

    The concert starts at 20:00.

    datetime example

    <p>The concert took place on <time datetime="2001-05-15 19:00">May 15</time>.</p>
    

    Above HTML will output:

    The concert took place on May 15.

    Specifications

    Specification Status Comment
    WHATWG HTML Living Standard Living Standard No change from HTML5.1 (draft)
    HTML5.1 (draft) Working Draft No change from HTML5
    HTML5 Candidate Recommendation Initial definition.

    Browser compatibility

    Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
    Basic support Not supported 22.0 (22.0) ? 11.50
    Removed in 15.0
    Not supported
    Feature Android Chrome for Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
    Basic support Not supported Not supported 22.0 (22.0) ? 11.50
    Removed in 15.0
    Not supported

    See also

    • The <data> element, allowing to signal other kind of values.

    Document Tags and Contributors

    Contributors to this page: ethertank
    Last updated by: ethertank,