<fromdate> From Date

<fromdate> is a new element in EAD3 and an optional child element of <daterange>. Along with <todate>, it can be used to designate the starting point of a range of dates. <todate> is used to designate the ending point. The machine-readable value of the date should be designated within the @standarddate attribute of the element.

Attributes

  • @altrender – not required. Use if the content of the element should be displayed or printed differently than the rendering established in a style sheet for other occurrences of the element.
  • @audience – not required. Use to set whether the element’s contents will be visible to external users or to internal ones. Possible values are: “internal” and “external.”
  • @id – not required. Creates an ID for element. Can be used for linking.
  • @lang – not required. Three-letter code that indicates the language in which the element’s contents were written. It should come from ISO 639-2b.
  • @localtype – not required. This attribute may be used within a number of elements. Its use and values are not defined by the schema and may be defined locally. It may be used in this case to create a more specific characterization of the date.
  • @notafter – not required. If the date is uncertain, use this attribute to designate the latest possible date. Use the ISO 8601 format of the date (which may be no later than 2099-12-31).
  • @notbefore – not required. If the date is uncertain, use this attribute to designate the earliest possible date. Use the ISO 8601 format of the date (which may be no later than 2099-12-31).
  • @script – not required. Four-letter code that indicates the script in which the element’s contents were written. It should come from ISO 15924.
  • @standarddatestrongly suggested. Use the attribute to define an ISO 8601 standard-compliant form of the date, i.e. YYYY-MM-DD (which may be no later than 2099-12-31).

Child Elements

<fromdate> may contain text, <abbr>, <emph>, <expan>, <foreign>, <lb />, <ptr/>, and <ref>. Most important, however, is the @standarddate attribute, which is used to specify the date in a way which can be read my machines. Text used to describe the date may follow any desired local conventions.

Examples

<daterange>
	<fromdate notafter="0950">950</fromdate>
	<todate notafter="1050">1050</todate>
</daterange>
<daterange>
	<fromdate standarddate="1924-07">July 1924</fromdate>
	<todate standarddate="1924-09">September 1924</todate>
</daterange>

EAD3 Tag Library Entry

View the official tag library entry for <fromdate>