<meter> Captures information about the time signature within bibliographic descriptions.
Module MEI.header
@analog (optional) Contains a reference to a field or element in another descriptive encoding system to which this MEI element is comparable. Value of datatype string. att.bibl
@count (optional) Captures the number of beats in a measure, that is, the top number of the meter signature. It must contain a decimal number or an additive expression that evaluates to a decimal number, such as 2+3. Value of datatype a string matching the following regular expression: "\d+(\.\d+)?(\s*\+\s*\d+(\.\d+)?)*" . att.meterSig.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
@sym (optional) Indicates the use of a meter symbol instead of a numeric meter signature, that is, 'C' for common time or 'C' with a slash for cut time. Value conforms to data.METERSIGN . att.meterSig.log
@translit (optional) Specifies the transliteration technique used. Value of datatype NMTOKEN. att.lang
@unit (optional) Contains the number indicating the beat unit, that is, the bottom number of the meter signature. Value of datatype decimal. att.meterSig.log
@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
@xml:lang (optional) Identifies the language of the element's content. The values for this attribute are language 'tags' as defined in BCP 47. All language tags that make use of private use sub-tags must be documented in a corresponding language element in the MEI header whose id attribute is the same as the language tag's value. Value of datatype language. att.lang
Member of
Contained by
MEI.frbr expression
MEI.header key mensuration meter work
MEI.shared incip tempo
May contain
<memberOf key= " att.common" />
<memberOf key= " att.bibl" />
<memberOf key= " att.lang" />
<memberOf key= " att.meterSig.log" />
<memberOf key= " model.workIdent" />

This element is used exclusively within bibliographic descriptions. Do not confuse meter with the meterSig or meterSigGrp or attributes used by staffDef and scoreDef to record this data within the body of an MEI file.

MEI Guidelines Version 3.0.0

MEI Elements