This purpose of the {{start date}} template is to return the date (or date-time) that an event or entity started or was created, and to do so in a standard format. It also includes duplicate, machine-readable date (or date-time) in the ISO date format (which is hidden by CSS), for use inside other templates (or table rows) which emit microformats. It should be used only once in each such template and never used outside such templates. The hidden date degrades gracefully when CSS is not available.

When not to use this template siu-kái

Do not use this template for:

  • dates that are uncertain e.g., "before 4 April 1933"; "around 18 November 1939".
  • dates outside the range given under "Limitation", below.
  • other, secondary dates
  • outside microformat-emitting templates - if in doubt, see the parent template's documentation
  • more than one date in any parent template
  • dates displayed using AM/PM format - this template only outputs 24-hour clocks

Syntax siu-kái

  • {{start date|year|month|day}}
  • {{start date|year|month|day|HH|MM|SS|TimeZone}} (MM and SS are optional; TimeZone may be a numerical value, or "Z" for UTC; see examples)
Examples
  • {{start date|1993}} → "1993 nî (1993)"
  • {{start date|1993|02}} → "1993 nî 2 goe̍h (1993-02)"
  • {{start date|1993|02|24}} → "1993 nî 2 goe̍h 24 ji̍t (1993-02-24)"
  • {{start date|1993|02|24|08|30}} → "1993 nî 2 goe̍h 24 ji̍t 08:30 (1993-02-24T08:30)"
  • {{start date|1993|02|24|08|||+01:00}} → "1993 nî 2 goe̍h 24 ji̍t (+01:00) (1993-02-24T08+01:00)"
  • {{start date|1993|02|24|08|||−07:00}} → "1993 nî 2 goe̍h 24 ji̍t (−07:00) (1993-02-24T08−07:00)"
  • {{start date|1993|02|24|08|30|23}} → "1993 nî 2 goe̍h 24 ji̍t 08:30:23 (1993-02-24T08:30:23)"
  • {{start date|1993|02|24|08|30|23|Z}} → "1993 nî 2 goe̍h 24 ji̍t 08:30:23 (UTC) (1993-02-24T08:30:23Z)"
  • {{start date|1993|02|24|08|30|23|+01:00}} → "1993 nî 2 goe̍h 24 ji̍t 08:30:23 (+01:00) (1993-02-24T08:30:23+01:00)"
  • {{start date|1993|02|24|08|30|23|−07:00}} → "1993 nî 2 goe̍h 24 ji̍t 08:30:23 (−07:00) (1993-02-24T08:30:23−07:00)"

An optional parameter, df, can be set to "y" or "yes" (or indeed any value) to display the day before the month. The order of parameters does not change (it remains YMD). This is primarily used in articles using DMY format for dates.

Examples
  • {{start date|1993|02|24|df=y}} → "1993 nî 2 goe̍h 24 ji̍t ji̍t (1993-02-24)"
  • {{start date|1993|02|24|08|30|df=yes}} → "1993 nî 2 goe̍h 24 ji̍t ji̍t 08:30 (1993-02-24T08:30)"

TemplateData siu-kái

This is the TemplateData documentation for this template used by VisualEditor and other tools.

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TemplateData for Start date

Date that an event or entity started or was created

模板參數

參數描述類型狀態
YYYY1

start year

數值選填
MM2

start month

數值選填
DD3

start day of month

數值選填
HH4

start hours

數值選填
MM5

start minutes

預設
0
數值選填
SS6

start seconds

預設
0
數值選填
TZ7

time zone offset, “+02:00”, “-06:00” or “Z” for UTC

選填
day firstdf

boolean parameter to put the day before the month name

預設
false
選填
month firstmf

mf=yes: order mm-dd-yyyy (=the default order)

預設
yes
字串不建議使用

Use in microformats siu-kái

This template also returns the date, hidden by CSS, in the ISO 8601 format needed by one or more of the following microformats:

usually, but not always, within infobox or similar templates, or tables.

Its use in hCard is for organizations, venues and similar; use {{Birth date}} or {{Birth date and age}} for people.

Similarly, {{End date}} returns the date as hCalendar's (class="dtend").

See the microformats project for further details.

Limitation siu-kái

This template has no provision to deal with a date in a non-Gregorian calendar. Also, ISO 8601 requires mutual agreement among those exchanging information before using years outside the range 1583–9999 CE. Therefore, use of this template for non-Gregorian dates or dates outside that range constitutes a false claim of conformance to the ISO 8601 standard.

Any editor encountering such usage should change the date to plain text with no template; or if not confident in doing so, raise the matter on this template's talk page.

Example siu-kái

See also siu-kái