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SVG and MIDI

From: James Ingram <j.ingram@netcologne.de>
Date: Wed, 27 Oct 2010 00:21:04 +0200
Message-ID: <4CC75450.2050305@netcologne.de>
To: www-svg@w3.org
Hi,

I have an application which currently reads/writes both music scores and 
midi. The music notation I want to use is not quite standard, so I want 
to start writing my scores in SVG.

I need to include logical information about chord symbols, (such as 
their temporal duration and midi pitches) so that these do not have to 
be deduced from the (static 2D) graphics when I read and play the file.

Having read a few articles on SVG, the obvious way to do this would be 
to include the information in each chord's <desc> element using a 
standard string format.

My questions are:
Is there already a recommended way to include such logical 
(temporal/MIDI) information?
Is there a standard string format?
Should I be doing this some other way?

I have not yet written any SVG but otherwise have a lot of experience in 
this area, so I know what I'm letting myself in for. :-)

best wishes,
James Ingram
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www.james-ingram-act-two.de
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