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MusicXML spec website search

Postby James Sutton » Sat May 28, 2016 3:40 am

If I go to www.musicxml.com and do a search I get hits from finale documentation which swamp the musicxml hits which I want.
For instance if you search for "time-signature" you get pages and pages of finale documentation hits and it's difficult to find the MusicXML specification of time-signature.
The site is www.musicxml.com, and I expect to see only MusicXML-related stuff here
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Re: MusicXML spec website search

Postby Mogens Lundholm » Mon May 30, 2016 1:08 pm

Hello James
Searching the MusicXML specification:

I use to select the Developer-section, First I search the alphabetic index:
http://www.musicxml.com/for-developers/

Alphabetic index (Click Alphabetic Index):
Note that only 25 per page is shown, change the number 25 to "all"

I search for "time signature" and finds:

"beats attributes.mod Element 1.0 Time signature numerator"

Now I check the DTD (click on DTD) and select section Attributes
(Click "Attributes Elements" and get "attributes.mod"). Here I read:

"Multiple pairs of beats and beat-type elements are used for
composite time signatures with multiple denominators, such
as 2/4 + 3/8. A composite such as 3+2/8 requires only one
beats/beat-type pair.
....."

The text continues with the definition of <time>.

Then I would usually like to see an example and checks the Lilypond test suite,
finds example 11c:

<time>
<beats>3+2</beats>
<beat-type>8</beat-type>
</time>

Shouldn't that be sufficient or did I misunderstand you?

Kind regards
Mogens
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Re: MusicXML spec website search

Postby James Sutton » Tue May 31, 2016 6:24 am

Thank you Mogens, This is a better way to do the search, but I do feel that the www.musicxml.com site should deal exclusively in MusicXML!

I really want + signs between whole time signatures as in the attached picture

I can use multiple time signatures but 'time-relation' does not include a plus sign, so no way to indicate that there is a + symbol between
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Re: MusicXML spec website search

Postby Michael Good » Tue May 31, 2016 5:49 pm

Thanks for pointing this out, James. The search used to work like you suggested. I suspect something broke when we changed our web host infrastructure a little while ago. I'll see if we can get this fixed so that the MusicXML search box is site-specific.
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