The <author> metadata element contains the name of the topic's author.
The author is usually the person, organization, or application that created the content. This element is equivalent to the <Creator> element in Dublin Core.
See appendix for information about this element in OASIS document type shells.
<prolog> <author type="creator">Jane</author> <author type="contributor">John</author> </prolog>
The following attributes are available on this element: Universal attribute group, Link relationship attribute group (with a narrowed definition for @type, given below), and @keyref.
- Describes the target of a reference. See The @type attribute for detailed information on supported values
and processing implications. Note that this differs from the @type
attribute on many other DITA elements.
Beginning with DITA 1.2, values in this attribute
are not limited to a small number of choices; the
following values were used in DITA 1.0 and DITA
1.1, and are also recognized for the
<author> element (and its
- The primary or original author of the content.
- An additional author who is not primary.
- See Using the -dita-use-conref-target value for more information.