Name of the calendar used in naming a date such as a publication date, for example,
“Gregorian”, “Japanese” (Emperor years), or
In this Tag Set, many of the date elements, such as <pub-date>
, may take a @calendar
attribute to indicate the calendar in which the date is given.
For example, a calendar might be named as:
Here is an example of a year and calendar in Pinyin:
Neither a date not a calendar need be stated in English. The element that holds the @calendar
attribute may also take an @xml:lang
attribute to name the language
or script of the element content
. For example, here is a year from the
traditional Chinese calendar, in which both the @calendar
and the year itself are given in Chinese:
<year xml:lang="zh" calendar="農曆">癸巳</year>
|Text, numbers, or special characters.
||Name of the calendar used in the date, for example, “Gregorian”.
|Restriction: @calendar is an optional attribute; there is no default.
<date date-type="received" calendar="Japanese"