DAISY—Structure Guidelines: Elements, Block Elements, Information Object Author
Identifies writers who are referred to within a text. This contrasts with <docauthor>, which identifies the author of the main work.
Use the <author> tag to indicate the writer of each poem, story, play, chapter, etc. in works where each segment is separately authored. You should also use it to indicate the source of a quotation where only the author is given. If a complete citation for a quotation is given, use <cite> rather than <author>. Within a list of authors, use line breaks (<br />) for formatting where needed. The <docauthor> tag however, is used to indicate the author of the entire book.
Example 1 – Author of Chapter
<h1>Chapter 2: Reading Aids and Devices</h1>
<author>Leslie L. Clark</author>
Example 2 – Author of a Quotation
<p>It is a certainty that the free market will always generate greater wealth for the main players than will a planned economy. The question is,at what cost?</p>
<author>Virginia Hamilton Anderson</author>