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.