Date as a String

A date represented as text


This element is typically used for dates for which months and years are not given (e.g., “In apple blossom time”). While the <string-date> element may also be used for any date that is represented as a sequence of characters (i.e., “January, 2001”, “Fall 2001”, “March 11, 2001”), it is best practice, when possible, to tag the year, month, and/or day as numbers, so “January, 2001” would become:


The Book Tag Sets allow <string-date> both inside <date> and at the same level as <date>. This flexibility enables preservation of nearly any publisher’s structure.


content-type Type of Content

Content Model

<!ELEMENT  string-date  (#PCDATA %string-date-elements;)*            >

Expanded Content Model

(#PCDATA | day | month | season | year)*


Any combination of:

This element may be contained in:

<date>, <history>, <pub-date>


No sample is available at this time.