<meta-date> Other Metadata Date

The <meta-date> element names the date of some event relevant to this document or standard for all document production and/or lifecycle dates that are not covered by the <release-date> element. For example, internal dates that are unique to a particular standards-producing organization would be tagged as <meta-date>s.


Best Practice Type of Date

There may be many <meta-date> dates recorded for a standards document. The kind of event should be named in the @type attribute. The values of the @type attribute are not formally constrained, since they are typically organization-specific, for example, “rescinded”.
Related Elements
Best Practice Publication Dates: The original publication date and other release-oriented dates should be tagged as <release-date> dates, not as <meta-date> dates. The use of the element <pub-date> to record the publication date is discouraged, because of a conflict with JATS publication date modeling.

Base Attributes

Models and Context
May be contained in
Text, numbers, or special characters, zero or more
Content Model
<!ELEMENT  meta-date    (#PCDATA %meta-date-elements;)*              >
Expanded Content Model


Tagged Sample

Organization-specific voting dates

<meta-date type="vote-start" iso-8601-date="2012-09-28">2012-09-28</meta-date>
<meta-date type="vote-end" iso-8601-date="2012-11-29">2012-11-29</meta-date>