DocBook: The Definitive Guide

docbook: the definitive guide
By Norman Walsh & Leonard Muellner
1st Edition October 1999
1-56592-580-7, Order Number: 5807
652 pages, $36.95 , Includes CD-ROM

DocBook: The Definitive Guide


AuthorGroup -- Wrapper for author information when a document has multiple authors or collabarators


Content Model

AuthorGroup ::= ((Author|Editor|Collab|CorpAuthor|OtherCredit)+)


Common attributes

Tag Minimization

Both the start- and end-tags are required for this element.

Parameter Entities



The AuthorGroup element is a wrapper around multiple authors or other collaborators.

Processing expectations

May be formatted inline or as a displayed block, depending on context. Sometimes given very special treatment, especially on title pages or other displayed areas. Sometimes suppressed.


These elements contain AuthorGroup: ArtHeader, BiblioEntry, BiblioMixed, BiblioMSet, BiblioSet, BookBiblio, BookInfo, DocInfo, ObjectInfo, RefSect1Info, RefSect2Info, RefSect3Info, RefSynopsisDivInfo, Sect1Info, Sect2Info, Sect3Info, Sect4Info, Sect5Info, SectionInfo, SeriesInfo, SetInfo.


The following elements occur in AuthorGroup: Author, Collab, CorpAuthor, Editor, OtherCredit.

In some contexts, the following elements are allowed anywhere: BeginPage, IndexTerm.

See Also

Author, AuthorBlurb, Collab, CollabName, Contrib, CorpAuthor, Editor, OtherCredit


The example below demonstrates AuthorGroup and many of the elements of Author.

<!DOCTYPE authorgroup PUBLIC "-//OASIS//DTD DocBook V3.1//EN"> <authorgroup>   <author>     <honorific>Dr.</honorific>     <firstname>Lois</firstname>     <surname>Common-Demoninator</surname>     <affiliation>       <shortaffil>Director, M. Behn School of Coop. Eng.</shortaffil>       <jobtitle>Director of Cooperative Efforts</jobtitle>       <orgname>The Marguerite Behn International School of                Cooperative Engineering</orgname>     </affiliation>   </author>   <editor>     <firstname>Peter</firstname>     <surname>Parker</surname>     <lineage>Sr.</lineage>     <othername>Spiderman</othername>     <authorblurb>       <para>       Peter's a super hero in his spare time.       </para>     </authorblurb>   </editor> </authorgroup>

For additional examples, see also Bibliography, BookInfo, Collab.


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DocBook. The Definitive Guide
DocBook 5: The Definitive Guide
ISBN: 0596805020
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 1999
Pages: 412
Authors: Walsh Norman, Richard L. Hamilton

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