>> The fields *are* totally decoupled…
> No, they are not. They are coupled on the first page. Then they are partially decoupled, not totally decoupled.
There is absolutely no coupling:
1. I can have any value I want in the "copyright" field and have it appear nowhere in my score; and
2. I can have the information in the "copyright" field/property appear wherever I want in the score.
This is what you wrote in the past post:
"The copyright property isn't a footer, nor is it coupled with the footer in any way *except* that the default titling includes it on the first page"
---> then yourself wrote that they are not totally decoupled
There is zero "coupling" involved.
> I don't understand what you mean, sorry. Copyright IMHO should not be coupled with the footer
It's not. It's a property that may be given a value in the \header block (see my other email for possible discussion about renaming that!). I'm not sure how much clearer I can make it for you — it may be a language issue.
Yes, I'm seeing it is a language issue. I think you misunderstood the meaning of "coupling" in computer programming. See (absolutely not intended to be polemic, just a clarification)