Date literals

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Date literal is a data type for string values susceptible of being interpreted as an indication of a date, or of a date and a time, for example:


12-MAY-2019 13:00

XPath does not have a special data type for dates or clock times. USoft Blend is able to interpret (XPath and non-XPath) string expressions as indications of date or time by applying the list of format masks that is returned by:

<pc:value-of select="dates:ShowInputFormats" />


For example, the following string:



is interpreted as an expression of May 12, 2019 if the following date format mask is featured in this list:



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