updated 06:00 pm EDT, Fri September 12, 2008
XSD MusicXML 2
Recordare has released a W3C XML Schema Definition (XSD) version of its MusicXML 2.0 format. A new version of its Finale plug-in, Dolet 4.5, has also been released. The new XSD format enhances precision definition beyond what Document Type Definition (DTD) was capable of in earlier versions. Recordare claims this adaptation will also make it easier for developers to use the latest XML tools, databases, and code generators.
Validation of MusicXML 2.0 files has also been improved, using XSD catches will expose more file errors during the testing process, according to the company. MusicXML 2.0 XSD schema files are available from Recordare for free. Dolet 4.5 for Finale supports the new XSD format, and is available free for users of Dolet 4, $100 for users of Dolet 3, or $150 for a new license.