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Element: encoding

Description

The encoding 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 encoding

Content Model

Contains elements as defined in the following table.

Component  Type  Occurs  Default  Description 
  0..* 
encoder  typed-text  1..1  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.
encoding-date  yyyy-mm-dd  1..1 
encoding-description  xs:string  1..1 
software  xs:string  1..1 
supports  supports  1..1  The supports type indicates if a MusicXML encoding supports a particular MusicXML element. This is recommended for elements like beam, stem, and accidental, where the absence of an element is ambiguous if you do not know if the encoding supports that element. For Version 2.0, the supports element is expanded to allow programs to indicate support for particular attributes or particular values. This lets applications communicate, for example, that all system and/or page breaks are contained in the MusicXML file.
Referenced By
Example
  <identification>
    <creator type="composer"Ludwig van Beethoven</creator>
    <encoding>
      <software>Finale 2012 for Windows</software>
      <software>Dolet Light for Finale 2012</software>
      <encoding-date>2012-09-06</encoding-date>
      <supports attribute="new-system" element="print" type="yes" value="yes"/>
      <supports attribute="new-page" element="print" type="yes" value="yes"/>
    </encoding>

  </identification>
Definition

See identification

 

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