4.3.4 Date

Basic Definition | Formal Definition | Description| Example

Basic Definition

Value Name
This value type is used to identify values that contain a calendar date.

Formal Definition

The value type is defined by the following

  date               = date-value

  date-value         = date-fullyear date-month date-mday
  date-fullyear      = 4DIGIT
  date-month         = 2DIGIT        ;01-12
  date-mday          = 2DIGIT        ;01-28, 01-29, 01-30, 01-31
                                     ;based on month/year


If the property permits, multiple "date" values are specified as a COMMA character (US-ASCII decimal 44) separated list of values. The format for the value type is expressed as the [ISO 8601] complete representation, basic format for a calendar date. The textual format specifies a four-digit year, two-digit month, and two-digit day of the month. There are no separator characters between the year, month and day component text.

No additional content value encoding (i.e., BACKSLASH character encoding) is defined for this value type.


The following represents July 14, 1997: