<ligature>

<ligature> A mensural notation symbol that combines two or more notes into a single sign.
Module MEI.mensural
Attributes
@copyof (optional) Points to an element of which the current element is a copy. Value conforms to data.URI . att.common.anl
@corresp (optional) Used to point to other elements that correspond to this one in a generic fashion. One or more values from data.URI , separated by spaces. att.common.anl
@facs (optional) Permits the current element to reference a facsimile surface or image zone which corresponds to it. One or more values from data.URI , separated by spaces. att.facsimile
@form (optional) Provides an indication of the function of the ligature. Value conforms to data.LIGATUREFORM . att.ligature.log
@label (optional) Provides a name or label for an element. The value may be any string. Value of datatype string. att.commonPart
@n (optional) Provides a number-like designation for an element. Value conforms to token . att.common
@next (optional) Used to point to the next event(s) in a user-defined collection. One or more values from data.URI , separated by spaces. att.common.anl
@prev (optional) Points to the previous event(s) in a user-defined collection. One or more values from data.URI , separated by spaces. att.common.anl
@sameas (optional) Points to an element that is the same as the current element but is not a literal copy of the current element. One or more values from data.URI , separated by spaces. att.common.anl
@synch (optional) Points to elements that are synchronous with the current element. One or more values from data.URI , separated by spaces. att.common.anl
@when (optional) Indicates the point of occurrence of this feature along a time line. Its value must be the ID of a when element elsewhere in the document. Value conforms to data.URI . att.alignment
@xml:base (optional) Provides a base URI reference with which applications can resolve relative URI references into absolute URI references. Value conforms to data.URI . att.commonPart
@xml:id (optional) Regularizes the naming of an element and thus facilitates building links between it and other resources. Each id attribute within a document must have a unique value. Value of datatype ID. att.id
Member of
Contained by
May contain
Declaration
<classes>
<memberOf key= " att.common" />
<memberOf key= " att.facsimile" />
<memberOf key= " att.ligature.log" />
<memberOf key= " att.ligature.vis" />
<memberOf key= " att.ligature.ges" />
<memberOf key= " att.ligature.anl" />
<memberOf key= " model.eventLike.mensural" />
</classes>
<content>
<rng:zeroOrMore>
<rng:ref name= " model.layerPart" />
</rng:zeroOrMore>
</content>
Remarks

The rhythmic meaning of the components of a ligature is typically contextual, not absolute; therefore, an interpretative duration may be encoded on each of the components using either the dur.ges attribute or the num and numbase attribute pair. The ligature element should not be used for brackets in modern notation that indicate notes that were part of a ligature in the original source.

MEI Guidelines Version 3.0.0

MEI Elements