<timeline> Provides a set of ordered points in time to which musical elements can be linked in order to create a temporal alignment of those elements.
Module MEI.linkalign
avref holds the identifier of an <avFile> element that references an external digital media file.
Status Optional
Datatype data.URI
origin designates the origin of the timeline, i.e. the <when> element associated with the beginning of the timeline.
Status Required
Datatype data.URI
Member of
Contained by
MEI.shared: music scoreDef
May contain
MEI.linkalign: when
element timeline
   attribute [http://www.tei-c.org/ns/1.0]avref { data.URI }?,
   attribute [http://www.tei-c.org/ns/1.0]origin { data.URI },

The origin attribute designates the origin of the timeline, i.e., the time at which it begins. It must point to one of the when elements in its content. The avref attribute is provided in order to link the timeline to a particular external media file, such as an audio file.


This element is modelled on an element in the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) standard.

MEI Guidelines Version 2.1.1

MEI Elements