Time Element - #time {}

Produces the HTML5 Time element. The time element serves as a content wrapper for any dates or times you might need to use and can be intelligently handled by the browser.


   #time{text="2013-06-13 16:00Z", text="June 6th at 4:00GMT"}
      #h1{text="My Favorite Fruit"},
      "Apples, Oranges, and Bananas are my favorite",
         "Published ",
         #time{text="Last Week", datetime="2013-08-20"},
         "Last Modifed ",
         #time{text="Yesterday", datetime="2013-08-27"}


  • datetime (String) - Date/Time data. Can be a string formatted any number of ways: 2007-01-01, or a year 2013, or just a day and month 01-11 (January 11th any year), or time in 24-hour format (9:00), or time with timezone information (09:00Z for GMT or 09:00-5:00 to indicate 5 hours behind GMT). Please see the "About the Time Element" in "See Also" below for more options. Note, that if this attribute is not set, then the contents of text and/or body will be used as the semantic meaning for the date time, and interpreted literally.

  • text (String) - The text of the time element. Could be a date, time, or textual representation (like last week, last year, coming soon, whatever. Note, that if the datetime attribute is not set, then the datetime used will be the contents of text and/or body.

  • html_encode (boolean or whites or function arity 1) :: Whether or not to safely encode the text attribute to HTML, and by what manner. (Default: true)

  • body (Nitrogen Elements) - The body of the time element.

  • role (String) - The role of the HTML5 Time element.

Other Information

If you need to do date-time conversion, including dealing with timezones, we recommend the use of qdate, the Erlang date and timezone utility. Eventually, qdate will likely become a dependency for Nitrogen to integrate its functionality into the #time element, but for now, you'll have to work with the #time element's more rudimentary form.

See Also

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