There is no top-level element for dates; however, the date type deserves its own section because almost every top-level element specifies dates, and HR-XSL always formats them the same way.
HR-XSL supports the following date elements:
StringDate. Formatted as-is.
The YYYY-MM pattern is converted to
is a month name taken from the message file for the specified language. If the parameter
month.format is equal to
long, full month names are used. Otherwise, abbreviated month names are used.
If the value matches the pattern YYYY-MM-DD, it is formatted like the
YearMonth type, except that the value for DD is inserted. (For example,
Oct. 23, 2003.) HR-XSL also recognizes the pre-defined values
notKnown and localizes them accordingly. Otherwise, the value is formatted as-is.
The HR-XML website has more documentation.