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HTML Time Tag

In HTML, the <time> tag is used to represent a specific period in time which is human readable.

  • It represents one of the following:

  1. Time on a 24-hour clock.

  2. Precise date

  3. or a valid time duration.

  • As <time> tag is used to encode date and time in a machine-readable format, in that case, the search engine will produce better results of this.

  • Also, <time> tag comes under the category of inline elements.

  • <time > tag has its one important datetime attribute which is used to translate dates into a machine-readable format; allowing custom features such as reminders.

HTML <time> Tag Syntax and Usage

The <time> tag requires the start(opening) tag and end(closing) tag.

Following is the syntax for using the <time> tag in your HTML code:

<time>
..content here
</time>

HTML <time> Tag Basic Example

Below we have a basic example showing how we use the HTML <time> Tag.

HTML <time> Tag Attributes

This element supports Global and Event attributes.

Browser Support for HTML <time> Tag

Following browsers support this attribute:

  • Google Chrome 6.0+

  • Internet Explorer 9.0+

  • Firefox 4+

  • Opera 11.1+

  • Safari 5.0+