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Re: [whatwg] HTML tags for POEM and MUSIC LYRICS

From: Christoph Päper <christoph.paeper@crissov.de>
Date: Mon, 11 Dec 2017 11:39:56 +0100 (CET)
To: whatwg <whatwg@whatwg.org>
Message-ID: <1726805625.49439.1512988796434@ox.hosteurope.de>
> "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>:
> On Sun, Nov 26, 2017 at 8:59 AM, GevCbmlGM <bijumaillist@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > Is there any recommend standard HTML tags for POEM and MUSIC LYRICS?
> 
> Poems and lyrics are, generally, just text that has significant
> line-breaks. Thus, <p> and are the correct markup for them.

As with <svg> and <math>, HTML could also add <music> or something similar to embed MusicXML. Lyrics are a subset of musical notation and poems are, arguably, a special kind of lyrics (or the other way around).

<https://github.com/w3c/musicxml>
<https://www.w3.org/community/music-notation/>
<https://www.w3.org/wiki/images/5/5e/MusicXML_W3C_Plenary_2014.pdf>
<http://www.musicxml.com/tutorial/the-midi-compatible-part/lyrics/>
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