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Element: encoder


The encoder element contains information about who did the digital encoding, when, with what software, and in what aspects. Standard type values for the encoder element are music, words, and arrangement, but other types may be used. The type attribute is only needed when there are multiple encoder elements.

Derived By

Type typed-text

Name  Type  Required?  Default  Description 
type  xs:token  No 
Content Model

Contains text only.

Referenced By
      <encoder>Michael Good</encoder>
      <software>Finale 2012 for Windows</software>
      <encoding-description>MusicXML 3.0 example</encoding-description>


See encoding


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