[MEI-L] accid/@ploc/@oloc vs. keyAccid/@pname/@oct

Roland, Perry D. (pdr4h) pdr4h at eservices.virginia.edu
Tue Nov 29 21:41:37 CET 2016

Hi Thomas,

The 20th-century exception you mention was the original intention behind using @oct.  

By "harmonizing" do you mean allowing both sets of attributes (but not simultaneously)?


> -----Original Message-----
> From: mei-l [mailto:mei-l-bounces at lists.uni-paderborn.de] On Behalf Of
> Thomas Weber
> Sent: Tuesday, November 29, 2016 3:24 PM
> To: Music Encoding Initiative
> Subject: [MEI-L] accid/@ploc/@oloc vs. keyAccid/@pname/@oct
> Is there a reason why for <accid>, @ploc and @oloc are used while for
> <keyAccid>, @pname and @oct are used?  That's strange, especially because I
> think that on <keyAccid>, @oloc would make much more sense than @oct.  (At
> least most of the time - there might be 20th century exceptions where a
> composer wants an accidental to only apply to a specific octave.)
> What speaks against harmonizing both?
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