Textual material associated with a contributor.
Common Practice: While a typical author comment might explain, for example, some facts about the circumstances under which a contributor wrote the article material, 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 Suite.
<!ELEMENT author-comment %author-comment-model; >
Expanded Content Model
... <contrib-group> <contrib contrib-type="editor"> <name><surname>Pollard</surname> <given-names>Thomas D.</given-names></name> <author-comment> <p>This essay constitutes the second article in the “Genome Annotation Series” initiated by Thomas D. Pollard, Essay Editor. The first essay, by J.S. Berg, B.C. Powell, and R.E. Cheney, appeared in the April 2001 issue of <italic>Molecular Biology of the Cell</italic> (Vol. 12, Issue 4, pp 780–794).</p> </author-comment> </contrib> <contrib contrib-type="author"> <name><surname>Boehm</surname> <given-names>Markus</given-names></name> <aff>Cell Biology and Metabolism Branch, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, 20892</aff> </contrib> ... </contrib-group> ...
A <contrib> with an <author-comment> because there is no affiliation:
... <contrib contrib-type="author"> <name> <surname>Crutchley</surname> <given-names>Alison Claire</given-names> </name> <author-comment> <p>Independent scholar</p> </author-comment> </contrib> ...