author — The name of an individual author.


author ::=


Common attributes and common linking attributes.

No additional attributes.


The author element holds information about the author of a document. When inside one of the bibliographic elements, author refers to the author of the document described by that element. Otherwise, it refers to the author of the current document or document section.

Processing expectations

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


Common attributes and common linking attributes.

any attribute

Any attribute in any other explicit namespace


These elements contain author: authorgroup, biblioentry, bibliomixed, bibliomset, biblioset, bridgehead, caption (db.html.caption), citation, citetitle, classsynopsisinfo, contrib, emphasis (db.emphasis), entry, enumitemdescription, firstterm (db.firstterm), foreignphrase (db.foreignphrase), funcsynopsisinfo, glosssee, glossseealso, glossterm (db.glossterm), info (, info (, info (, info (, info (, link, literallayout, member, merge, meta (db.meta.content), olink, orgdiv, para, phrase (db.phrase), primary, primaryie, programlisting, quote (db.quote), refdescriptor, refentrytitle, refname, refpurpose, remark, revision, screen, secondary, secondaryie, see, seealso, seealsoie, seeie, seg, segtitle, simpara, subtitle, synopsis, synopsisinfo, td, term, termdef, tertiary, tertiaryie, th, title, titleabbrev, tocentry.


The following elements occur in author: address, affiliation, contrib, email, orgdiv, orgname, personblurb, personname, uri.

See Also

Related elements: authorgroup, collab, contrib, editor, othercredit, personblurb, personname.


 1 |<article xmlns=''>
   |  <title>Example author</title>
 5 |  <author>
   |    <personname>
   |      <honorific>Mr</honorific>
   |      <firstname>Norman</firstname>
   |      <surname>Walsh</surname>
10 |      <othername role='mi'>D</othername>
   |    </personname>
   |    <affiliation>
   |      <shortaffil>ATI</shortaffil>
   |      <jobtitle>Senior Application Analyst</jobtitle>
15 |      <orgname>ArborText, Inc.</orgname>
   |      <orgdiv>Application Developement</orgdiv>
   |    </affiliation>
   |  </author>
20 |