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Re: [BOOK PATCH] foreword detail

From: Øyvind A. Holm <sunny_at_sunbase.org>
Date: 2004-09-02 11:30:51 CEST

On 2004-09-02 09:38:14 Andy Whitcroft wrote:
> On Wednesday 01 September 2004 19:47, kfogel@collab.net wrote:
> > Someone (Andy, maybe?) wrote:
> > > What's the reason for the extra period after the quote?
> >
> > To end the enclosing sentence, of which the quote is merely one
> > element. The enclosing sentence is declarative, not interrogative,
> > therefore I don't want to end it with a question mark.
> Perhaps the issue here is that the fact that this is a quote is not
> differentiated sufficiently. Perhaps enclose it in "'s or <em> it?

That would create double quotes on systems where it actually works, and
that's not good. Some browsers doesn't show quotes when they encounter
<q>s, but that's erroneous behaviour. And <em> isn't correct neither. So
it's better to punish those running bad software. :)

Øyvind A. Holm
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