<dateset> Date Set

<dateset> is a new element in EAD3 used to as a wrapper to encode complex dates that can’t be put in a <datesingle> or <daterange>. It may encode multiple instances of either or both of them. It may be used within <chronitem>, <relation>, and <unitdatestructured>.


  • @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 set.
  • @script – not required. Four-letter code that indicates the script in which the element’s contents were written. It should come from ISO 15924.

Child Elements

<dateset> may contain <datesingle> and <daterange> to designate the variety of dates represented. It must contain at least two child elements, otherwise either the <datesingle> or <daterange> element should be used instead. It may not contain any text.


		<datesingle standarddate="1924-03">March 1924</datesingle>
			<fromdate standarddate="1924-07">July 1924</fromdate>
			<todate standarddate="1924-09">September 1924</todate>
	<event>When <persname normal="Gaunt, Morfin" rules="wizlib" identifier="http://harrypotter.wikia.com/wiki/Morfin_Gaunt"><part>Morfin Gaunt</part></persname> was sentenced to three years in <corpname normal="Azkaban Prison" rules="wizlib" identifier="http://harrypotter.wikia.com/wiki/Azkaban"><part>Azkaban</part></corpname>, a spell book of extremely dangerous dark arts was discovered among the belongings he attempted to bring with him. Aurors determined the spell book's creator to be Salazar Slytherin. The book was donated to Hogwarts for exclusive use of headmasters and Defense Against the Dark Arts professors. The spell book has multiple charms intended to alert aurors to unauthorized uses.</event>
	<event>For nearly three months in 1924, the spell book was temporarily removed from Hogwarts to the Ministry of Magic after <persname normal="Gaunt, Marvolo" rules="wizlib" identifier="http://harrypotter.wikia.com/wiki/Marvolo_Gaunt"><part>Marvolo Gaunt</part></persname> launched an unsuccessful appeal for its return to the family as inherited property. The spell book was returned to Hogwarts afterward.</event>

EAD3 Tag Library Entry

View the official tag library entry for <dateset>