<yearShort> (Date Block - Short Year Format)

This element specifies the presence of a date block at the current location in the run content. A date block is a non-editable region of text which shall display the current date filtered through the specified date picture (see following paragraphs).
Note: : The date block is a legacy construct used for compatibility with older word processors, and should not be produced unless it was consumed while reading a document – it is recommended that the DATE field is used in its place.

A date block shall be displayed using the primary editing language of the host application, regardless of the languages specified in the parent run’s <lang> property (§

The short year format date block shall use a date picture of YY, retrieving the short year format for the primary editing language.

  <w:t xml:space="preserve">This is a short date: </w:t>
  <w:yearShort />

This run specifies that a short year format date block shall be placed after the text string literal This is a short date: in the document. Assuming that the host application’s primary editing language is French (Canada) and today’s date is 04/12/2006 (a Wednesday), this run would be displayed as follows:

This is a short date: 06

Parent Elements

<r>; <r>

The following XML Schema fragment defines the contents of this element:

<complexType name="CT_Empty"/>