HTML time: Main Tips
- The HTML
timetag is used to represent time.
- You can define time in a time duration, an exact time on a 24-hour clock, or an exact date in the Gregorian calendar.
- You must use both opening and closing tags.
Using the time Tag
time tag defines a specific time:
<h2>The premiere show starts at <time>21:00</time> today.</h2>
It should not be used when a particular date is:
- impossible to calculate
- earlier than the introduction of Gregorian calendar
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The datetime Attribute
The content of HTML
time tag can also be made machine readable by using the
<h2>The premiere show starts at <time datetime="2017-07-07T21:00:00Z">21:00</time> coming Friday.</h2>
datetime attribute value can be a representation of a time duration or a Gregorian calendar date. It allows browsers and search engines to provide a better user experience.