Developing XML Standards for Sheet Music

The Register (oh, Register, I do so love your headlines) has an overview of the efforts being made to develop an XML standard for sheet music. “The Music Notation Community Group consists of representatives from some of the biggest names in the music notation software business who’ve come together to create a standardised way to display western music notation in your browser. The group is off to a strong start, having set out a list of what it believes are achievable goals in the next six to 12 months. However, don’t look for the W3C to endorse MusicXML, as the proposed standard is known.”