<author>

Syntax:

<author href="string"
        rim:copyright="string"
        email="string" 
        xml:lang="string">
    string
</author>

Description:

The <author> element specifies the name (typically the company or developer name) you used to register your signing account.

You can access this element by using the blackberry.app.author property that is provided in the BlackBerry WebWorks API.

Occurrences:

One.

Parent elements:

<widget>

Child elements:

None.

Content:

A string value representing the name of the developer or organization that you registered your signing account with.

Attributes:

You can define the following attributes for this element:

Attribute

Description

href

Optional. The href attribute specifies a web address that is associated with the author (for example, the web page of the author).

You can access this attribute by using the blackberry.app.authorURL property that is provided in the BlackBerry WebWorks API.

rim:copyright

Optional. The rim:copyright attribute specifies copyright information.

On BlackBerry smartphones, this information appears on the About screen in the application and in the copyright area in the applications list. An example of typical copyright text is Copyright 1998-2009 My Company Inc.

You can access this attribute by using the blackberry.app.copyright property that is provided in the BlackBerry WebWorks API.

email

Optional. The email attribute specifies the email address that is associated with the author.

You can access this attribute by using the blackberry.app.authorEmail property that is provided in the BlackBerry WebWorks API.

xml:lang

Optional. The xml:lang attribute specifies the language that is used in the element. For more information about this attribute, visit www.w3.org.

its:dir

Optional. The its:dir attribute specifies the directionality of the language. For example, its:dir="rtl" specifies a language that is written from right to left. For more information about this attribute, visit www.w3.org.

You can use this attribute for localization.

Example:

<author href="http://www.example.com/"
        rim:copyright="Copyright 1998-2012 My Corp">My Corp</author>

Last modified: 2015-04-16



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