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The type xsd:gMonthDay represents a specific day that recurs every year. The letter g signifies "Gregorian." xsd:gMonthDay can be used to say, for example, that your birthday is on the 14th of April every year. The format of xsd:gMonthDay is --MM-DD.

An optional time zone expression may be added at the end of the value. The letter Z is used to indicate Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). All other time zones are represented by their difference from Coordinated Universal Time in the format +hh:mm, or -hh:mm. These values may range from -14:00 to 14:00. For example, US Eastern Standard Time, which is five hours behind UTC, is represented as -05:00. If no time zone value is present, it is considered unknown; it is not assumed to be UTC.

Simple Type Information


Schema Document: datatypes.xsd



Valid valuesComment
--04-12April 12
--04-12ZApril 12, Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)
Invalid valuesComment
04-12the leading hyphens are required
--04-31it must be a valid day of the year (April has 30 days)
--4-6the month and day must be 2 digits each
an empty value is not valid, unless xsi:nil is used

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