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  • Last Updated : 19 Jul, 2022
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The <time> datetime Attribute in HTML is used to defines the machine-readable date/time of the <time> element. The date-time is inserted in the format YYYY-MM-DDThh:mm:ssTZD

<time datetime="YYYY-MM-DDThh:mm:ssTZD"> 

Attribute Values: This attribute contains single value YYYY-MM-DDThh:mm:ssTZD which is used to specify the date and time when the text was deleted. 
The explanation of datetime components are listed below: 

  • YYYY: It sets the year of datetime object (e.g. 2009).
  • MM: It sets the month of datetime object (e.g. 05 for March).
  • DD: It sets the day of the month of datetime object (e.g. 04).
  • T: It is a required separator.
  • hh: It sets the hour of datetime object (e.g. 18 for 06.00pm).
  • mm: It sets the minutes of datetime object (e.g. 34).
  • ss: It sets the seconds of datetime object (e.g. 40).
  • TZD: Time Zone Designator (Z denotes Zulu, also known as Greenwich Mean Time)



<!DOCTYPE html>
        HTML Time dateTime Attribute
<body style="text-align:center;">
        HTML <Time>dateTime Attribute
<p>Jawahar lal Nehru birthday is celebrated on 
        <time datetime="2018--11-14 12:00">
            children's day.

Output : 

Supported Browsers: The browser supported by HTML <time> datetime Attribute are listed below: 

  • Google Chrome 62 and above
  • Edge 18 and above
  • Firefox 22 and above
  • Opera 49 and above
  • Safari 7 and above
  • Internet Explorer not supported


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