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.
|topic (base), map, bookmap, classifyMap, subjectScheme, learningAssessment, learningBookmap, learningContent, learningMap, learningOverview, learningPlan, learningSummary||( text data or data or data-about or foreign or unknown or keyword or term) (any number)|
|topic (technical content), concept, ditabase, glossary, glossentry, glossgroup, reference, task||( text data or data or data-about or foreign or unknown or keyword or apiname or option or parmname or cmdname or msgnum or varname or wintitle or term or abbreviated-form) (any number)|
|machineryTask||( text data or data or data-about or foreign or unknown or keyword or wintitle or term) (any number)|
|topic (base), topic (technical content), concept, ditabase, glossary, glossentry, glossgroup, reference, task (strict), task (general), machineryTask, learningAssessment, learningContent, learningOverview, learningPlan, learningSummary||prolog|
|map (base), map (technical content), classifyMap, subjectScheme, learningMap||topicmeta|
|bookmap, learningBookmap||topicmeta, bookmeta|
<prolog> <author type="creator">Jane</author> <author type="contributor">John</author> </prolog>
|Name||Description||Data Type||Default Value||Required?|
|href||Provides a reference to a resource. See The href attribute for detailed information on supported values and processing implications.||CDATA||#IMPLIED||No|
|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):
|format||The format attribute identifies the format of the resource being referenced. See The format attribute for details on supported values.||CDATA||#IMPLIED||No|
|scope||The scope attribute identifies the closeness of the relationship between the current document and the target resource. See The scope attribute for more information on values.||(local | peer | external | -dita-use-conref-target)||#IMPLIED||No|
|keyref||Keyref provides a redirectable reference based on a key defined within a map. See The keyref attribute for information on using this attribute.||CDATA||#IMPLIED||No|
|univ-atts attribute group (includes select-atts, id-atts, and localization-atts groups)||A set of related attributes, described in univ-atts attribute group|
|global-atts attribute group (xtrf, xtrc)||A set of related attributes, described in global-atts attribute group|
|class||A common attribute described in Other common DITA attributes|
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