Feature request: allow posting of CSV index files on wiki

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Feature request: allow posting of CSV index files on wiki

Postby marnen » Thu May 11, 2017 6:53 pm

Feature request: IMSLP wiki should allow posting CSV index files.

These files are used by music reading applications such as forScore and unrealBook to tell the application what pages are part of which movement (for example,see https://forscore.co/10-2-indexes/ and http://www.diystompboxes.com/unrealbook ... files.html ). I have created index files for some IMSLP scores, with the intention of posting the files to IMSLP as companion downloads to the scores, but when I tried to upload the index files to IMSLP, I found that it was not possible to do so, because the IMSLP wiki doesn't support uploading CSV files.

It would be great to add this feature to the wiki. In fact, I'm a Web application developer, so I could probably add it myself if the developers or admins would like (I note that the wiki is a customized version of MediaWiki, and I have some experience with customizing MediaWiki).

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Re: Feature request: allow posting of CSV index files on wiki

Postby imslp » Sun May 14, 2017 12:53 pm

This is interesting - can you e-mail me (eguo@imslp.org) a few of the CSVs and we can discuss?

- Edward

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Re: Feature request: allow posting of CSV index files on wiki

Postby marnen » Tue May 16, 2017 10:09 pm

I'll attach one here when I'm back at my computer. Basically, they're just lists of titles and page numbers.

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Re: Feature request: allow posting of CSV index files on wiki

Postby marnen » Wed May 17, 2017 5:28 pm

OK, here we are. https://gist.github.com/marnen/a832af65 ... ebc96af1c7 is the CSV contents file I made for the Vivaldi Gloria score (RV 589) at https://imslp.org/wiki/Special:Imagefro ... 12032/hfzn.

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Re: Feature request: allow posting of CSV index files on wiki

Postby Sallen112 » Sat May 20, 2017 3:37 am

Is all CSV your proposing it reads the score itself (I assume from a scan using OCR) to create this indexing table?

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Re: Feature request: allow posting of CSV index files on wiki

Postby bicinium » Sat May 20, 2017 7:25 am

This seems identical (aside from information on the key) to bookmarks/outlines in PDF documents, which I think are more useful overall. Maybe the CSV can be used to automatically add PDF bookmarks? I sometimes do this manually with scores on IMSLP.

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Re: Feature request: allow posting of CSV index files on wiki

Postby marnen » Sat May 20, 2017 2:31 pm

Sallen112 wrote:Is all CSV your proposing it reads the score itself (I assume from a scan using OCR) to create this indexing table?


No, I created the CSV file manually. I want to share it on IMSLP so that the *next* person who downloads the score from IMSLP doesn't have to do the same work.

This idea is becoming common in other areas of music. There are some websites with CSV contents for widely used jazz fakebooks. Why shouldn't we do the same on IMSLP?

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Re: Feature request: allow posting of CSV index files on wiki

Postby marnen » Sat May 20, 2017 2:35 pm

bicinium wrote:This seems identical (aside from information on the key) to bookmarks/outlines in PDF documents, which I think are more useful overall.


Maybe. forScore can get contents entries from there too; I don't know if unrealBook can.

Maybe the CSV can be used to automatically add PDF bookmarks? I sometimes do this manually with scores on IMSLP.


Maybe it can, in which case we have one more reason for making these index files easily available alongside the scores they serve.


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