[whatwg] HTML tags for POEM and MUSIC LYRICS

Jirka Kosek jirka at kosek.cz
Mon Dec 11 04:30:33 PST 2017

On 11.12.2017 11:39, Christoph Päper wrote:
> 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).

This would require change to HTML parsing rules which ideally shoudn't
ever happen again.

Easier approach is to use XHTML syntax and simply embedded fragment of
specific XML vocabulary. It's pity that extensibility has been largely
thrown away when HTML5 was designed.

BTW, MusicXML is really not appropriate for poems. There is existing
markup for poems in TEI: http://teibyexample.org/modules/TBED04v00.htm


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