HTML Time Tag

HTML is used to define date and time. It displays time value in a 24 hour clock or a precise date in a Gregorian calendar in HTML.

It is used to encode dates and times in a machine-readable way to make easy to mark or schedule your task.

It also helps search engines to produce smarter search results.


Let's see the syntax to define date and time.


There is only one specific attribute of HTML5 time tag.

Attribute Description
datetime It is used to define machine-readable date/time within the time element.

HTML time tag example

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We open our shop at am.

The business meeting is scheduled on .

The wedding of Salman's sister was scheduled at .

In this example, First line in the body tag defines basic usage of time tag.

Second line shows how to use the datetime attribute to provide contents in a machine-readable format.

Third line uses the datetime attribute to provide an even more specific date and time.


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