canadafred - 10:57 pm on Nov 16, 2011 (gmt 0)
Oh. Was whatson was referring to the meta author tag located in the HTML document's HEAD or something else? If so, this tag declares who is the author of the HTML document. Whatson can use this tag on any web page he has created regardless of who created the content in that page.
Google's attempt to associate writers with their content by using the rel="author" attribute is something else altogether. This new attribute to the anchor tag is suppose to appear on the hyperlink to the author, quite often at the termination of the article or as part of the introduction to the article.