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

Additional Constraints

  • If this element is the root element, it must have a version attribute.


The date element identifies a date.

Processing expectations

Formatted inline.

DocBook does not specify the format of the date.


Common linking attributes.

any attribute

Any attribute in any other explicit namespace

See Also

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