author

Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) Version 1.3 Part 3: All-Inclusive Edition

version
1.3
author
OASIS DITA Technical Committee

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.

Content models

See appendix for information about this element in OASIS document type shells.

Inheritance

- topic/author

Example

<prolog>
  <author type="creator">Jane</author>
  <author type="contributor">John</author>
</prolog>

Attributes

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.

type
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 specializations):
creator
The primary or original author of the content.
contributor
An additional author who is not primary.
-dita-use-conref-target
See Using the -dita-use-conref-target value for more information.