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HTML <time> tag

The HTML <time> element represents a specific period in time.

It may include the datetime attribute to translate dates into machine-readable format, allowing for better search engine results or custom features such as reminders.

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Note: The time element does not render as anything special in any of the major browsers.

Browser compatibility

The numbers in the table specify the first browser version that fully supports the <time> element:

<time> 6 4 11.1 5 9


The following table shows the attributes that are specific to the <time> tag:

Attribute Value Description
datetime time-stamp This attribute indicates the time and/or date of the element and must be in one of the formats described below

Global Attributes

The <time> tag supports the global attributes described in HTML Global Attributes Reference

Event Attributes

The <time> tag supports the event attributes described in HTML Events Reference

Valid datetime Values

a valid year string


a valid month string


a valid date string


a valid time string




a valid local date and time string


2018-09-26 15:30:42.784

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Last updated: Monday 01 Oct, 2018