Wikidata:Property proposal/archive date

archive dateEdit

Originally proposed at Wikidata:Property proposal/Generic

   Done: archive date (P2960) (Talk and documentation)
DescriptionThe date a document was archived
Data typePoint in time
Allowed unitsMONTH - DAY - YEAR or DAY - MONTH - YEAR
ExampleFragments of Him (Q25264345) → archive date: 4 July 2016 → archive date: 4 July 2016
Planned useTo display when the archive of a link was archived
Robot and gadget jobsPossibly. For, bots can read the date which an archive took place.

I'd like this property to be made so that when using the archive URL (P1065) or other archive-related properties, the date of archiving can be shown. Anarchyte (talk) 09:54, 4 July 2016 (UTC)

  •   Support as a qualifier to an archive URL statement (my interpreation of what is proposed above). I'm wondering though if there is scope for something more general too? Thryduulf (talk) 11:03, 4 July 2016 (UTC)
    You cannot qualify within references, else we'd be able to use "point in time" for the archive URL reference statement. --Izno (talk) 15:43, 8 July 2016 (UTC)
  •   Support I'm working with Anarchyte and several others on enwiki in relation to this. We are able to build usable references for enwiki's CS1 module from Wikidata, but we cannot populate archive url without archive date. While some archive URLs like contain a date we could parse, others like webcite do not. This would be used in a reference to a claim, which for example would have the following: reference url, published on, title, retrieved, author, archive url, and archive date. I believe this would mean it must usable as a reference qualifier (?) rather than qualifier to archive URL. Apologies if I've mangled any wikidata terminology. -- ferret (talk) 11:30, 5 July 2016 (UTC)
  •   Support. en:Wikipedia talk:Wikidata#CS1 parameter support in Wikidata references – I would like to see corresponding parameters for every field in CS1 such that we could generate references from elements in Wikidata info alone czar 11:54, 5 July 2016 (UTC)
  •   Support. If we're ever going to make progress with the integration of Wikidata into Wikipedias, we need to be able to create references from the information held in Wikidata. The archive date is a very common element in references to online sources. --RexxS (talk) 14:42, 5 July 2016 (UTC)
  • @Anarchyte:   Done--GZWDer (talk) 12:01, 11 July 2016 (UTC)