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DateTime::Format::W3CDTF - Parse and format W3CDTF datetime strings
use DateTime::Format::W3CDTF;
my $w3c = DateTime::Format::W3CDTF->new;
my $dt = $w3c->parse_datetime( '2003-02-15T13:50:05-05:00' );
# 2003-02-15T13:50:05-05:00
This module understands the W3CDTF date/time format, an ISO 8601
profile, defined at This format as
the native date format of RSS 1.0.
It can be used to parse these formats in order to create the appropriate
This API is currently experimental and may change in the future.
* parse_datetime($string)
Given a W3CDTF datetime string, this method will return a new
"DateTime" object.
If given an improperly formatted string, this method may die.
* format_datetime($datetime)
Given a "DateTime" object, this methods returns a W3CDTF datetime
NOTE: As of version 0.4, format_datetime no longer attempts to
truncate datetimes without a time component. This is due to the fact
that "DateTime" doesn't distinguish between a date with no time
component, and midnight.
* format_date($datetime)
Given a "DateTime" object, return a W3CDTF datetime string without
the time component.
Support for this module is provided via the email
list. See for details.
Please submit bugs to the CPAN RT system at or
via email at
Dave Rolsky <>
This module is maintained by Gregory Todd Williams <>.
It was originally created by Kellan Elliott-McCrea <>.
This module was inspired by DateTime::Format::ICal
Copyright (c) 2009 David Rolsky. All rights reserved. This program is
free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same
terms as Perl itself.
Copyright (c) 2003 Kellan Elliott-McCrea
Portions of the code in this distribution are derived from other works.
Please see the CREDITS file for more details.
The full text of the license can be found in the LICENSE file included
with this module.
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