[vorbis-dev] Re: [vorbis] Request for Standardization: classical music TAGS

rillian rillian at telus.net
Wed Oct 3 19:47:02 PDT 2001

On Wednesday, October 3, 2001, at 05:19 , Craig Dickson wrote:

> No, I don't agree. I think it's silly to reverse the meaning of "artist"
> and "composer" for classical music. Beethoven was a composer, not a
> recording artist, so "artist=Beethoven" is patently ridiculous.

These are database fields, not words. Don't invest so much in the 
literal meaning of the name. :-)

It does seem like something like SONGWRITER is appropriate in some cases.

> It would be silly for you to have to do that directly. The tag-editing
> software would have to take care of XML formatting for you.

Amen. And I've come to believe it has to have a really good ui or people 
won't enter the data 'properly'. I guess they don't give degrees in 
library science for nothing.


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