Obsolete. Specifies the beginning of the valid range of time within which updates to the Channel Definition Format (CDF) can occur.
<EARLIESTTIME DAY = "n" HOUR = "n" MIN = "n"/>
- Optional. Nonzero number specifying the first day within the INTERVALTIME that the schedule can be updated.
- Optional. Nonzero number specifying the first hour within the INTERVALTIME that the schedule can be updated.
- Optional. Nonzero number specifying the first minute within the INTERVALTIME that the schedule can be updated.
Parent elements SCHEDULE Child elements None Minimum availability Internet Explorer 4.0 Minimum operating systems Windows 95, Windows NT 4.0
Windows Internet Explorer 7. The CDF (Channel Definition Format) is obsolete and should not be used.
The days, hours, and minutes are added to determine the offset from the beginning of the INTERVALTIME.
If EARLIESTTIME is not specified, the earliest time is set to the beginning of the INTERVALTIME value by default.
The following example shows a schedule that will update the channel every day during the month of December, sometime between 10 A.M. and 2 P.M. The EARLIESTTIME element is nested in the SCHEDULE element.<SCHEDULE STARTDATE="1998-12-01" STOPDATE="1998-12-31"> <INTERVALTIME DAY="1" /> <EARLIESTTIME HOUR="10" /> <LATESTTIME HOUR="14" /> </SCHEDULE>