[vorbis] Tag changes

David Gasaway dave at gasaway.org
Tue Apr 9 16:51:21 PDT 2002

Jonathan Walther wrote:

> a division within a work; eg, a movement of a symphony. Some tracks
> contain several parts. Use a single PART tag for a each part contained
> in a track. Where the ordering of the parts in a piece of music is
> important, and where the ability to have them sorted automatically by
> software is wanted, make sure the part names, when sorted
> alphabetically, sort to the correct order. Typically one would use the
> format "${num}${delim}${name}" where ${num} is a decimal number,
> ${delim} is some sort of delimiter, and ${name} is whatever you want to
> consider as the name of the part. eg, PART="10. Oh sole mio",
> PART="3: Andante con allegro". The important thing is that when sorted
> alphabetically, the parts of a work fall into the correct order.
> Sticking to the alphabetical sorting rule, here is one of many other
> possibilities: PART="Act 2, Scene 1: Eh via, buffone, non mi seccar!".

Why are you making all of these format/parsing rules?  If you want 
better parsing, make a new tag.  The way you're working this, you're 
obviously combining two distict pieces of information: ${num} and ${name}.

Besides, weren't you just arguing that changes shouldn't be made just 
for the sake of machine parsability?

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