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


Content Model

AuthorGroup ::=


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">
      <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>

      Peter's a super hero in his spare time.

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

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