Re: Again Sp after Per (Kenneth Chang)
Date: Tue, 6 Jul 93 10:42:11 -0500
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From: (Kenneth Chang)
Subject: Re: Again Sp after Per
Status: RO
>I asked a similar question on comp.text.sgml, and got a good
>suggestion from Anders Thulin:  if you want to maintain the
>traditional convention of more space after a period that ends
>a sentence, tag the abbreviations <ABBREV>U.N.</ABBREV>
>and let the browser or formatter do the right thing.

This is a LOT more work than I want to have to deal with for
something almost no one will notice.

>I would be happy to settle for frenchspacing for WWW, at least for
>now.  Or we could get into the question of what spacing should
>follow a colon . . .

Frenchspace, frenchspace, frenchspace!

Well, now that everyone knows my opinion about that, how about
hyphens, em dashes and en dashes? It should be

-   = hyphen
--  = en dash
--- = em dash

(Or is this already fixed in HTML+?)

--ken chang
  NCSA Publications