author — An author of a publication
The author element contains the name of an author of a work or publication. It may also reference a previously-defined name through its name attribute. In this case, the element will be processed and displayed as if it were actually the referenced name.
author may be contained in these elements: pub
The name attribute contains the id of a name element.
If an author element specifies this attribute, it should not have any content. In other words, there should be a single tag with a reference (<author name="joe.smith"/>) instead of two tags enclosing content (<author>Joe Smith</author>).
<pub> <bookTitle>Nuclear Engineering for Dummies</bookTitle> <author>Edgar Neutron</author> </pub>
<name id="shirly.mendoza"> <firstname>Shirly</firstname> <surname>Mendoza</surname> </name> <pub> <artTitle>Cooking Wire-Core Pretzels</artTitle> <author name="shirly.mendoza"/> <bookTitle>Journal of Metal-Reinforced Confections</bookTitle> </pub>