xmlDate library


xmlDate is a variation of the native javascript Date object, which can be use to handle RFC3339, W3C datetime or a subset of ISO8601.

xmlDate can also have a given timezoneOffset, which overrides the default timezoneOffset.

xmlDate also implements a tz database parser and resolver based on Olson's tz database, see also Sources for Time Zone and Daylight Saving Time Data.


The xmlDate runs in underlayer a javascript Date object instance (only the UTC part).

Differences between xmlDate and Date (Javascript 1.5)

tz database in xmlDate

Source code

Tested Browsers


Copyright (C) 2006 Philippe GOETZ

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