In looking at online scores for guidance, I've seen that usually slurs are stopped before notes that have staccato or accent marks. So maybe a measure will have all their notes encompassed with a slur, but if the last note is staccato, that note isn't included in the slur.
BUT now I'm seeing notation references saying that notes with articulations Are supposed to be included in slurs.
Page 10 of this notation document says "Slurs over or under the notes should contain any modifying marks such as dots, accents, etc." And has the image of four notes that are all encompassed by a slur, even though the first note has an accent and the last two are staccato.
My new notation reference on my Kindle says that the beginning or ending of a slur is placed between accents and the notehead, while articulations between the beginning and ending notes remain inside the slur.
SO darn it! I have been studiously avoiding having any staccato notes included in a slur. If a phrase is of two notes, the second with a staccato mark, I've been erasing any slurs I had originally used, thinking that was incorrect.
Notation experts - I suppose you agree that the staccato and stressed notes Are supposed to be included in a slur, and I need to go back and change all those instances in my scores? - I don't understand why I was seeing all those examples of slurs stopping before stressed notes - I suppose when the composer needs those notes to be isolated and more clipped or stressed than they would be if they were in the slur?