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-organisation.
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>Annual Report 2013</narrative>
  <category code="B01" />
  <language code="en" />
  <document-date iso-date="2014-02-05" />
  <recipient-country code="AF" />
The document-date element should only be used once for each document-link element.



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