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by BarryJ
17 Jan 2017 00:10
Forum: Operation and Implementation issues
Topic: Lyricist pages: LyricistSettingsList
Replies: 7
Views: 13764

Re: Lyricist pages: LyricistSettingsList

Hi Carlos, Thank you for the history, it explains a lot. Yes, having a manually maintained lyricist page is what I had in mind, so that users can easily see texts and their sources. I don't see the need for very many of them, less than ten, perhaps (and I have been working on a draft of the Isaac Wa...
by BarryJ
14 Jan 2017 16:59
Forum: Operation and Implementation issues
Topic: Lyricist pages: LyricistSettingsList
Replies: 7
Views: 13764

Lyricist pages: LyricistSettingsList

Hello, The template LyricistSettingsList is commonly used on Lyricist pages. I propose a new template for large-content pages, in the style of certain text pages (the Psalms, for example), that are partially automated using the template TextAutoList and the hidden category Text pages with automated ...
by BarryJ
23 Nov 2015 15:06
Forum: CPDL Support, Questions, and Feedback
Topic: Automating composer pages: Columns
Replies: 7
Views: 8604

Re: Automating composer pages: Columns

Thank you very much!
This helps a bunch.
I've tried this on several pages, and it works well (better distribution of columns than my dpl script).
Is this documented somewhere in CPDL?

Barry
by BarryJ
22 Nov 2015 04:57
Forum: CPDL Support, Questions, and Feedback
Topic: Automating composer pages: Columns
Replies: 7
Views: 8604

Re: Automating composer pages: Columns

That makes sense, although
{{#SortWorks:<subcategory>|cols=<number of columns>}}
might be more consistent with other functions and templates.
But if you've already made the change, go with it.
Thanks!
Barry
by BarryJ
21 Nov 2015 20:51
Forum: CPDL Support, Questions, and Feedback
Topic: Automating composer pages: Columns
Replies: 7
Views: 8604

Re: Automating composer pages: Columns

Thanks, Max! That helps a lot.
I have noticed that the length of work titles varies a lot. So it would help me if the editor could set the number of columns in {{#SortWorks:}}, perhaps defaulting to the current rules.
Thanks again.
Barry
by BarryJ
21 Nov 2015 18:51
Forum: CPDL Support, Questions, and Feedback
Topic: Automating composer pages: Columns
Replies: 7
Views: 8604

Automating composer pages: Columns

I am trying to automate composer pages, several of which have >50 works in a subcategory. Is there a way to arrange columns below {{#SortWorks:}}? I created a dpl script with columns (see http://www.cpdl.org/wiki/index.php/Oliver_Holden ), but unfortunately it isn't accepted as automation -- the Rec...
by BarryJ
30 Aug 2015 18:58
Forum: Operation and Implementation issues
Topic: Automating composer pages
Replies: 1
Views: 7065

Automating composer pages

I have organized several composer pages chronologically, by publication dates. In order to automate this, I have attempted to compose a template ( http://www.cpdl.org/wiki/index.php/User:Bcjohnston523/Automating%20Oliver%20Holden%20page ) called WorkDateList. It's my first attempt at writing DPL, so...
by BarryJ
30 Jun 2015 15:36
Forum: Musical questions
Topic: Stanza and Verse
Replies: 1
Views: 10911

Stanza and Verse

I have noticed the use of {{vs|n}} format to designate a portion of a poem or hymn (for example, in Psalm 93). I was taught that the proper term for a subdivision of a poem, hymn, or psalm is stanza . In Wikipedia's article Song Structure , "a verse roughly corresponds to a poetic stanza. When ...
by BarryJ
06 Feb 2015 21:01
Forum: CPDL Support, Questions, and Feedback
Topic: Titles of Early American Compositions
Replies: 17
Views: 21028

Re: Titles of Early American Compositions

Reflecting on this, I realize I have been contributing to CPDL under several assumptions. First, to use the existing structure. Second, to use expert monographs on the music, where those are available, secondarily common usage in printed or recorded media. Third, to change previous contributions as ...
by BarryJ
30 Aug 2014 23:27
Forum: CPDL Support, Questions, and Feedback
Topic: Titles of Early American Compositions
Replies: 17
Views: 21028

Re: Titles of Early American Compositions

Thank you for the discussion. (And in the 1980s-90s, I composed a lot of documents using TeX; now I know why this discussion seems familiar to me) It sounds like you are approaching a suggested format for titles of music, when a title was not specified when originally published . I think it would be...
by BarryJ
24 Aug 2014 02:19
Forum: CPDL Support, Questions, and Feedback
Topic: Titles of Early American Compositions
Replies: 17
Views: 21028

Titles of Early American Compositions

I gave a William Billings tune (West-Sudbury, 1796) some words from Isaac Watts that I thought were more appropriate, at least for some users. The composition had already been entered using the first phrase of the words with which it was published in 1796, "Here is a song, that doth belong.&quo...
by BarryJ
12 Aug 2014 01:24
Forum: CPDL Support, Questions, and Feedback
Topic: Format for Meter of Hymns
Replies: 3
Views: 6372

Re: Format for Meter of Hymns

Yes, it is confusing and difficult. Thanks, Richard Mix, for pointing out "category:hymn meters" to me. (I'm just learning the CPDL system). That is just what I needed. There are several websites that deal with hymn meters, such as https://www.ccel.org/cceh/cceh_ind.htm (the best I know of...
by BarryJ
10 Aug 2014 22:16
Forum: CPDL Support, Questions, and Feedback
Topic: Format for Meter of Hymns
Replies: 3
Views: 6372

Format for Meter of Hymns

There is apparently a template {{meter|xx}}, but I have not been able to find a list of allowable fields. Looking at a few examples, apparently "86. 86" exists, but not "86. 86. 86. 86". Or is that the right format, should I be using C.M. and C.M.D. instead? (Or C. M., or CM?). P...