Time Stamp for Cited Work

This is a element from older versions of this Tag Set, now replaced by <date-in-citation> with a @content-type attribute of “time-stamp” to record any time stamp that was found on the cited resource when it was examined, for resources such as databases that may use a time signature to identify different versions.


This element is an artifact, now used only within the <nlm-citation> element, which is deprecated in and after Version 3.0. Use of this element is therefore also deprecated.


content-type Type of Content

Related Elements

Use <date-in-citation> to record information such as this inside a <element-citation> or <mixed-citation>.

Content Model

<!ELEMENT  time-stamp   (#PCDATA %time-stamp-elements;)*             >

Expanded Content Model

(#PCDATA | x)*


Any combination of:

This element may be contained in:



Used only in <nlm-citation>, an element-style bibliographic reference (punctuation and spacing removed):

<nlm-citation publication-type="commun">
<person-group person-group-type="author">
<article-title>New Z39.50 resource [Internet]</article-title>
<source>Message to: Karen Patrias</source>
<time-stamp>1:18 pm</time-stamp>
<access-date>cited 1998 Feb 28</access-date>
<comment>[about 2 screens]</comment>