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Element: elision


Two text elements that are not separated by an elision element are part of the same syllable, but may have different text formatting. The MusicXML 2.0 XSD is more strict than the 2.0 DTD in enforcing this by disallowing a second syllabic element unless preceded by an elision element.

Derived By

Type text-font-color

Name  Type  Required?  Default  Description 
font-family  comma-separated-text  No 
font-style  font-style  No 
font-size  font-size  No 
font-weight  font-weight  No 
color  color  No 
underline  number-of-lines  No 
overline  number-of-lines  No 
line-through  number-of-lines  No 
rotation  rotation-degrees  No 
letter-spacing  number-or-normal  No 
xml:lang  xs:anySimpleType (union)  No  Attempting to install the relevant ISO 2- and 3-letter codes as the enumerated possible values is probably never going to be a realistic possibility.  See RFC 3066 at and the IANA registry at for further information.  The union allows for the 'un-declaration' of xml:lang with the empty string.
dir  text-direction  No 
Content Model

Contains text only.

Referenced By

        <lyric default-y="-80" number="1">
          <text font-size="10">cro</text>
          <elision font-family="EngraverFontSet,engraved" font-size="10.25">I</elision>
          <text font-size="10">a</text>


See lyric


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