EARLIESTTIME Element

Obsolete. Specifies the beginning of the valid range of time within which updates to the Channel Definition Format (CDF) can occur.

Syntax

<EARLIESTTIME
    DAY = "n"
    HOUR = "n"
    MIN = "n"/>

Attributes

DAY
Optional. Nonzero number specifying the first day within the INTERVALTIME that the schedule can be updated.
HOUR
Optional. Nonzero number specifying the first hour within the INTERVALTIME that the schedule can be updated.
MIN
Optional. Nonzero number specifying the first minute within the INTERVALTIME that the schedule can be updated.

Element Information

Parent elements SCHEDULE
Child elements None
Minimum availability Internet Explorer 4.0
Minimum operating systems Windows 95, Windows NT 4.0

Remarks

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 The CDF (Channel Definition Format) is obsolete and should not be used.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.

Example

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>

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