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DocBook 5: The Definitive Guide by Richard L. Hamilton, Norman Walsh

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Name

author — The name of an individual author

Synopsis

author ::= ((personname, (address | affiliation | contrib | email | personblurb | uri)*) | (orgname, (address | affiliation | contrib | email | orgdiv | uri)*))

Description

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.

See Also

authorgroup, collab, contrib, editor, othercredit, personblurb, personname

Examples

<article xmlns='http://docbook.org/ns/docbook'>
<info>
  <title>Example author</title>

  <author>
    <personname>
      <honorific>Mr</honorific>
      <firstname>Norman</firstname>
      <surname>Walsh</surname>
      <othername role='mi'>D</othername>
    </personname>
    <affiliation>
      <shortaffil>ATI</shortaffil>
      <jobtitle>Senior Application Analyst</jobtitle>
      <orgname>ArborText, Inc.</orgname>
      <orgdiv>Application Development</orgdiv>
    </affiliation>
  </author>
</info>

<para>…</para>

</article>

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