AuthorBlurb -- A short description or note about an author


Content Model

AuthorBlurb ::=


Common attributes

Tag Minimization

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

Parameter Entities



A short description of an author.

Processing expectations

Formatted as a displayed block. Sometimes suppressed.

(4.0) Future Changes

In DocBook V4.0, AuthorBlurb will be removed from some of the places in which it now occurs. Instead of appearing inside Author, for example, a new wrapper element will be created to hold Author, AuthorBlurb, and Affiliation.


These elements contain AuthorBlurb: Address, Appendix, ArtHeader, Article, Author, BiblioDiv, BiblioEntry, Bibliography, BiblioMixed, BiblioMSet, BiblioSet, BlockQuote, BookBiblio, BookInfo, Callout, Chapter, DocInfo, Editor, Glossary, GlossDiv, Index, ListItem, MsgExplan, MsgText, ObjectInfo, OtherCredit, PartIntro, Preface, Procedure, RefSect1, RefSect1Info, RefSect2, RefSect2Info, RefSect3, RefSect3Info, RefSynopsisDiv, RefSynopsisDivInfo, Sect1, Sect1Info, Sect2, Sect2Info, Sect3, Sect3Info, Sect4, Sect4Info, Sect5, Sect5Info, Section, SectionInfo, SeriesInfo, SetIndex, SetInfo, SimpleSect, Step.


The following elements occur in AuthorBlurb: FormalPara, Para, SimPara, Title.

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

See Also

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


For examples, see AuthorGroup.

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