Subject: Re: [docbook] Suggestion to the next DocBook schema release
On 07/30/2011 02:22 PM, Lee Savide wrote: > Hi. I'm wondering if it'd be too much to ask if the next DocBook > release could include ABC music notation as part of its markup. I've > looked far and wide for an XML based solution to music notation > markup, but the best I could find was MusicXML, and I'd much rather > not muck up DocBook's markup, which is free of formatting directives, > with another markup that is entirely dependant on formatting > directives. ABC music notation came to be the next best solution > because its text based, and its formatting directives are entirely > optional within its syntax. Also, its header fields for metadata can > be replaced with a customized <info> content model. These are only > suggestions, and I'd very much like an answer to them. I want to see > DocBook flourish, and I personally believe that a means for music > notation isn't out of the question. Thank you for your time, and > please get back to me as soon as you can. LilyPond has a utility, lilypond-book, which works with XML, LaTeX, or HTML to pre-process its own music markup into embedded graphics. It seems to work quite well, and avoids having to reinvent the wheel. See <URL: http://lilypond.org/ >. ~Chris -- Chris Maden, text nerd <URL: http://crism.maden.org/ > Those who learn from history are doomed to become cynics.