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If WorldCat has the date recorded as "2007", then please add the date as "2007" instead of "2007-01-01"
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The publication date for most books, especially older books, is only known to the year, without the added precision of month and day. Can the citoid service report only the year, without adding an incorrect month and day?

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Restricted Application added a subscriber: Aklapper. · View Herald TranscriptMay 12 2017, 1:08 AM

This came up via: The conversation highlighted in this diff: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Help_talk:Citation_Style_1&diff=779916968&oldid=779916510 .

Typically, books are not recorded very precisely in terms of their publication time/place, and that is really something that should be confirmed via human's/research. The CS1 date field takes just years, so it would make sense to default to just the year on ISBN generated dates.

Jc3s5h added a subscriber: Jc3s5h.May 12 2017, 3:09 AM
In T165116#3257456, @Astinson wrote, in part:

Typically, books are not recorded very precisely in terms of their publication time/place, and that is really something that should be confirmed via human's/research. The CS1 date field takes just years, so it would make sense to default to just the year on ISBN generated dates.

It is not true that the CS1 date field just takes years. The CS1 date field can accept years, year & month, year & season, or year, month & day. The CS1 year field can be used with or without the date field, and only takes the year. Unlike the date field, a letter may be added to the year in case the same author, or group of authors, wrote more than one work in the same year, e.g. 2017a, 2017b. When using parenthetical referencing, the year with the letter can be used to distinguish the works.

@Jc3s5h I was validating that the template can take a year by itself, without the month/day included.