<time> ... </time>

HTML5 only. Represents a time on a 24-hour clock or a date and/or a date on the Gregorian calendar. The time element could be used to pass time and date information in a machine-readable manner to other applications (e.g., saving an event to a personal calendar), or to restyle time information into alternate formats (e.g., 18:00 to 6 p.m.). The time element is not intended to be used to mark up times for which a precise time or date cannot be established, such as “the end of last year” or “the turn of the century.”

Start/End Tags



  • HTML5


Values: None in HTML. (pubdate="pubdate" in XHTML)
Indicates that the date and time provided by datetime is the publication date and time of the parent element (the article or whole document).


Values: YYYY-MM-DDThh:mm:ssTZD
Identifies the date or time being specified. If the datetime attribute is used, the time element may be empty.
The deadline for entries is <time datetime="2010-09-01T 20:00-05:00">September 1, 2010, 8pm EST</time>

Hours: <time>8am</time> to <time>9pm</time>

Rendered Example

time is a semantic element that does not have default display styles.