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$Date: 2002-06-12 07:19:37 -0400 (Wed, 12 Jun 2002) $

author — The name of an individual author


Content Model

author ::=


Common attributes

Parameter Entities

The following parameter entities contain author:

Parameter Entities


The Author element holds information about the author of the document in which it occurs; it is meta-information about the current document or document section, not a reference to the author of an external document.

Processing expectations

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


The following elements occur in author: address, affiliation, authorblurb, contrib, email, firstname, honorific, lineage, othername, personblurb, personname, surname.

See Also

authorblurb, authorgroup, collab, collabname, contrib, corpauthor, editor, othercredit, personblurb, personname.


<!DOCTYPE author PUBLIC "-//OASIS//DTD DocBook XML V4.1.2//EN"
  <othername role='mi'>D</othername>
    <jobtitle>Senior Application Analyst</jobtitle>
    <orgname>ArborText, Inc.</orgname>
    <orgdiv>Application Developement</orgdiv>

For additional examples, see also ackno, article, authorgroup, bibliography, biblioset, book, bookinfo, othercredit.