This is the reference page for the XML element document-date.


The date of publication of the document that is being linked to.


This element must occur no more than once (within each parent element).


This attribute is required.

This value must be of type xsd:date.

Usage in practice

This document-date element would normally be the production or published date of the relevant document to identify the specific document version.

Example Usage

Example usage of the document-date element within a document-link as part of an iati-activity.
This examples declares an ISO date (corresponding to 5th February 2014) using the @iso-date attribute.
  <document-link format="application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text" url="">
    <narrative>Project Report 2013</narrative>
    <narrative xml:lang="fr">Rapport de projet 2013</narrative>
     <narrative> Description of the content of the project report or guidance on where to access the relevant information in this report </narrative>
   <category code="A01" />
   <language code="en" />
   <document-date iso-date="2014-02-05" />
The document-date element should only be used once for each document-link element.



The optional document-date element was added.

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