Summary: Sp after Per

Terry Allen <>
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From: Terry Allen <>
Date: Fri, 2 Jul 1993 13:54:01 PDT
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Subject: Summary:  Sp after Per
Status: RO
The consensus seems to be that no one wants to bother with
extra space after a period that ends a sentence.  There is
much confusion about why this was the traditional usage,
but no matter.  

Consequently, browser developers should suppress this spacing
if it is the default (Motif?) or not invoke it if it is 

<P>This sentence contains an abbreviation U.N. before its close.
The next sentence follows.

The space after U.N. should equal that after "close."

Fair enough?

Terry Allen  (
Editor, Digital Media Group
O'Reilly & Associates, Inc.
Sebastopol, Calif., 95472