TimestampAnnotation in ome-xml

Hi All,
Sorry for my ignorance and thanks in advance for accepting the question…
I’ve tried to parse the following attribute from “timestampannotation.ome.xml” I’ve downloaded from sample xmls from ome site.

I’ve found trouble reading the TimestampAnnotation field.
Anyone knows the format it’s save in?
here’s some value I’ve failed to read:

-0005-12-25T00:00:100:
What about that one?
1199-05-27T00:00:100:
What does it mean?

Thank you very much!

Okay, the values in that file look to be:

2037-12-15T17:30:00
1996-03-23T14:45:00
1971-05-06T18:34:59
1898-03-05T02:48:38+03:00
1714-08-01T00:00:00
1582-10-15T00:00:00
1199-05-27T00:00:00
0066-07-18T00:00:00
-0005-12-25T00:00:00
-231400000-01-01T00:00:00

https://www.openmicroscopy.org/Schemas/Documentation/Generated/OME-2016-06/ome_xsd.html#TimestampAnnotation explains that this is of type xsd:dateTime which is a standard XML type described at http://books.xmlschemata.org/relaxng/ch19-77049.html and more formally at https://www.w3.org/TR/xmlschema11-2/#dateTime. I hope that helps.

Thanks a lot -
I see. I figure out the problem was my coding language doesn’t support bc dates…

We concede that such are rare in contemporary microscopy. :smiley: