<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
<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>
@typeattribute 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):
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