date — The date of publication or revision of a document.


date ::=

  • One of:
    • A date value.
    • A dateTime value.
    • A gYearMonth value.
    • A gYear value.
    • text


The date element identifies a date.

Processing expectations

Formatted inline.

DocBook does not specify the format of the date.


These elements contain date: abbrev, accel, acronym, address, application, arg, artpagenums, attribution, authorinitials, bibliocoverage, biblioentry, biblioid, bibliomisc, bibliomixed, bibliomset, bibliorelation, biblioset, bibliosource, bridgehead, buildtarget, caption (db.html.caption), citation, citebiblioid, citetitle, city, classname, classsynopsisinfo, code, command, computeroutput, confdates, confnum, confsponsor, conftitle, constant, contractnum, contractsponsor, contrib, country, database, description, edition, email, emphasis (db._emphasis), emphasis (db.emphasis), entry, enumidentifier, enumitemdescription, enumname, enumvalue, envar, errorcode, errorname, errortext, errortype, exceptionname, fax, filename, firstname, firstterm (db._firstterm), firstterm (db.firstterm), foreignphrase (db._foreignphrase), foreignphrase (db.foreignphrase), funcdef, funcparams, funcsynopsisinfo, function, givenname, glosssee, glossseealso, glossterm (db._glossterm), glossterm (db.glossterm), guibutton, guiicon, guilabel, guimenu, guimenuitem, guisubmenu, hardware, holder, honorific, info (, info (, info (, info (, info (, initializer, interfacename, issuenum, jobtitle, keycap, keycode, keysym, label, lineage, lineannotation, link, literal, literallayout, macroname, manvolnum, markup, mathphrase, member, merge, meta (db.meta.content), methodname, modifier, mousebutton, msgaud, msglevel, msgorig, olink, option, optional, orgdiv, orgname, otheraddr, othername, package, pagenums, para, paramdef, parameter, personname, phone, phrase (db._phrase), phrase (db.phrase), pob, postcode, primary, primaryie, productname, productnumber, programlisting, prompt, property, publishername, quote (db._quote), quote (db.quote), refdescriptor, refentrytitle, refmiscinfo, refname, refpurpose, releaseinfo, remark, replaceable, returnvalue, revision, revnumber, revremark, screen, secondary, secondaryie, see, seealso, seealsoie, seeie, seg, segtitle, seriesvolnums, shortaffil, simpara, specializedtemplate, state, street, subscript, subtitle, superscript, surname, symbol, synopsis, synopsisinfo, systemitem, tag, td, template, templatename, term, termdef, tertiary, tertiaryie, th, title, titleabbrev, tocentry, token, trademark, type, typedefname, unionname, uri, userinput, varname, volumenum, wordasword, year.

See Also

Related elements: edition, printhistory, pubdate, releaseinfo, revhistory.