Module java.xml

Class XMLGregorianCalendar

All Implemented Interfaces:

public abstract class XMLGregorianCalendar extends Object implements Cloneable

Representation for W3C XML Schema 1.0 date/time datatypes. Specifically, these date/time datatypes are DatatypeConstants.DATETIME, DatatypeConstants.TIME, DatatypeConstants.DATE, DatatypeConstants.GYEARMONTH, DatatypeConstants.GMONTHDAY, DatatypeConstants.GYEAR, DatatypeConstants.GMONTH, and DatatypeConstants.GDAY defined in the XML Namespace "". These datatypes are normatively defined in W3C XML Schema 1.0 Part 2, Section 3.2.7-14.

The table below defines the mapping between XML Schema 1.0 date/time datatype fields and this class' fields. It also summarizes the value constraints for the date and time fields defined in W3C XML Schema 1.0 Part 2, Appendix D, ISO 8601 Date and Time Formats.

Date/Time Datatype Field Mapping Between XML Schema 1.0 and Java Representation
XML Schema 1.0
Value Range
year getYear() + getEon() or
getYear() is a value between -(10^9-1) to (10^9)-1 or DatatypeConstants.FIELD_UNDEFINED.
getEon() is high order year value in billion of years.
getEon() has values greater than or equal to (10^9) or less than or equal to -(10^9). A value of null indicates field is undefined.
Given that XML Schema 1.0 errata states that the year zero will be a valid lexical value in a future version of XML Schema, this class allows the year field to be set to zero. Otherwise, the year field value is handled exactly as described in the errata and [ISO-8601-1988]. Note that W3C XML Schema 1.0 validation does not allow for the year field to have a value of zero.
month getMonth() 1 to 12 or DatatypeConstants.FIELD_UNDEFINED
day getDay() Independent of month, max range is 1 to 31 or DatatypeConstants.FIELD_UNDEFINED.
The normative value constraint stated relative to month field's value is in W3C XML Schema 1.0 Part 2, Appendix D.
hour getHour() 0 to 23 or DatatypeConstants.FIELD_UNDEFINED. An hour value of 24 is allowed to be set in the lexical space provided the minute and second field values are zero. However, an hour value of 24 is not allowed in value space and will be transformed to represent the value of the first instance of the following day as per XML Schema Part 2: Datatypes Second Edition, 3.2 Primitive datatypes.
minute getMinute() 0 to 59 or DatatypeConstants.FIELD_UNDEFINED
second getSecond() + getMillisecond()/1000 or
getSecond() + getFractionalSecond()
getSecond() from 0 to 60 or DatatypeConstants.FIELD_UNDEFINED.
(Note: 60 only allowable for leap second.)
getFractionalSecond() allows for infinite precision over the range from 0.0 to 1.0 when the getSecond() is defined.
FractionalSecond is optional and has a value of null when it is undefined.
getMillisecond() is the convenience millisecond precision of value of getFractionalSecond().
timezone getTimezone() Number of minutes or DatatypeConstants.FIELD_UNDEFINED. Value range from -14 hours (-14 * 60 minutes) to 14 hours (14 * 60 minutes).

All maximum value space constraints listed for the fields in the table above are checked by factory methods, DatatypeFactory, setter methods and parse methods of this class. IllegalArgumentException is thrown when a parameter's value is outside the value constraint for the field or if the composite values constitute an invalid XMLGregorianCalendar instance (for example, if the 31st of June is specified).

The following operations are defined for this class:

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