How do you draw slurs in abc? (Trick question...) Saying abc is a
replacement for lilypond is like saying that plain text is a
replacement for LaTeX math, strictly correct but with significant
The right thing to do is to offer a limited subset of the language
just as we don't allow SVG+js.
On 10/3/08, Nikola Smolenski <smolensk(a)eunet.yu> wrote:
On Friday 03 October 2008 18:56:17 Aryeh Gregor
On Fri, Oct 3, 2008 at 10:56 AM, Thomas Dalton
David Gerard <dgerard(a)gmail.com>om>:
2008/10/3 geni <geniice(a)gmail.com>om>:
> 2008/10/3 Nikola Smolenski <smolensk(a)eunet.yu>yu>:
>> Birgitte SB wrote:
>>> Ability to transcribe musical scores in wikitext.
>> Easily doable.
> Close. It's been done but with security issues.
o_0 Dare I ask?
I wasn't aware that music could be used as a dangerous weapon
either... surely it's just putting lots of pictures together?
The problem is that the solution people have proposed, LilyPond,
includes a scripting language. There's a safe mode to disable some of
the more unpleasant features, but apparently that's not safe enough:
it can still easily be DoS'd by infinite loops. Info on LilyPond's
There is the other solution, ABC notation. To my knowledge, it is fully
adequate for our needs, and there are no security problems.
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