Author Comment


A metadata element that contains extra textual material associated with a contributor (an author or editor)


Conversion Note: Although a typical author comment might explain, for example, some facts about the circumstances under which a contributor wrote a book, during conversion the <author-comment> element can also act as an escape mechanism to take the content of any contributor-related elements not anticipated by the DTD Suite.

Model Information

Content Model

<!ELEMENT  author-comment
                        %author-comment-model;                       >


The following, in order:

This element may be contained in:

<contrib> Contributor; <contrib-group> Contributor Group

Tagged Example

<contrib contrib-type="author" rid="StLukes">
<given-names>John Jacob</given-names>
<role>research physiotherapist</role>
<contrib contrib-type="author" rid="RoyalInf">
<given-names>Sally B.</given-names></name>
<role>consultant physician</role>
<author-comment><p>in addition to her role as consulting 
physician on this project, Dr. Smithson owns trains the 
therapy dog used in the experiments</p></author-comment>