OtherCredit -- A person or entity, other than an author or editor, credited in a document


Content Model

OtherCredit ::=


Common attributes

Tag Minimization

Both the start- and end-tags are required for this element.

Parameter Entities



DocBook allows you to directly identify Authors and Editors. OtherCredit provides a mechanism for identifying other individuals, for example, contributors or production editors, in a similar context.

Processing expectations

May be formatted inline or as a displayed block, depending on context. Sometimes suppressed.

(4.0) Future Changes

AuthorBlurb and Affiliation will be removed from the inline content of OtherCredit in DocBook V4.0. A new wrapper element will be created to hold OtherCredit, AuthorBlurb, and Affiliation.


These elements contain OtherCredit: Application, ArtHeader, Attribution, AuthorGroup, BiblioEntry, BiblioMisc, BiblioMixed, BiblioMSet, BiblioSet, BookBiblio, BookInfo, BridgeHead, Citation, CiteTitle, Comment, DocInfo, Emphasis, entry, ForeignPhrase, GlossSee, GlossSeeAlso, GlossTerm, LineAnnotation, Link, LiteralLayout, LoTentry, Member, MsgAud, ObjectInfo, OLink, Para, Phrase, Primary, PrimaryIE, ProductName, ProgramListing, Quote, RefEntryTitle, RefPurpose, RefSect1Info, RefSect2Info, RefSect3Info, RefSynopsisDivInfo, Screen, ScreenInfo, Secondary, SecondaryIE, Sect1Info, Sect2Info, Sect3Info, Sect4Info, Sect5Info, SectionInfo, See, SeeAlso, SeeAlsoIE, SeeIE, Seg, SegTitle, SeriesInfo, SetInfo, SimPara, Subtitle, Synopsis, Term, Tertiary, TertiaryIE, Title, TitleAbbrev, ToCback, ToCentry, ToCfront, ULink.


The following elements occur in OtherCredit: Affiliation, AuthorBlurb, Contrib, FirstName, Honorific, Lineage, OtherName, Surname.

In some contexts, the following elements are allowed anywhere: BeginPage, IndexTerm.

See Also

Author, AuthorBlurb, AuthorGroup, Collab, CollabName, Contrib, CorpAuthor, Editor


<!DOCTYPE artheader PUBLIC "-//OASIS//DTD DocBook V3.1//EN">
  <title>Something Snappy</title>
    <contrib>Extensive review and rough drafts of Section 1.3, 1.4, and 1.5

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