ANSI/NISO Z39.96-2015

9 Journal Publishing Tag Set, version 1.1 • 9.5 Attributes

9.5.15 @calendar Calendar

Name of the calendar used in naming a date such as a publication date, for example, Gregorian, Japanese (Emperor years), or Thai Buddha.

In this Tag Set, many of the date elements, such as <pub-date> and <year>, may take a @calendar attribute to indicate the calendar in which the date is given. For example, a calendar might be named as:

  • Arabic-Hijrah

  • Chinese

  • English-Hijrah

  • Gregorian

  • Japanese

  • Korean

  • Persian

  • ROC-official

  • Thai-Buddha

Here is an example of a year and calendar in Pinyin:

Neither a date nor a calendar need be stated in English. The element that holds the @calendar attribute may also take an @xml:lang attribute to name the language or script of the element content. For example, here is a year from the traditional Chinese calendar, in which both the @calendar and the year itself are given in Chinese:

In elements <access-date>, <conf-date>, <date>, <date-in-citation>, <pub-date>, <string-date>, and <year>, this attribute may be used if the element is used.
Value Meaning
Text, numbers, or special characters Name of the calendar used in the date, for example, Gregorian.