[development] LinksDB vs. Links
mattj at inty.net
Wed Aug 2 15:50:27 UTC 2006
On 2 Aug 2006, at 16:41, Morbus Iff wrote:
>> Both american sites and meaningless to UK english grammar, which
>> states that after a full stop you have 2 spaces.
> Please give me a reference from a well-respected UK grammar book.
> Until them, you're non-authoritative and the unspoken Drupal style
> remains (which is one space after sentences). (Actually, either way,
> Drupal style is one space after sentences, so you'd have to conform to
> that anyways to satisfy the Drupal jihadists.)
> There's a whole discussion about this particular issue at
I never trust wikis to be even vaguely accurate.
> in which they suggest it's not a UK vs. US thing at all (though, I
> could find nothing authoritative in here that'd satisfy your UK
> demands). More at
> http://blogs.warwick.ac.uk/andrewingram/entry/two_spaces_after, which
> loosely quotes Lynne Truss' book EAT, SHOOTS & LEAVES as "typists were
> taught to leave two– or even three–space gaps after a full stop until
> quite recently. Also, semi–colons and colons used to have a space
> preceding them and two spaces after." I have the book, but was too
> lazy to find you an exact page reference for that
> The Department of Chemistry at Oxford suggests otherwise too:
What do chemists know? ;)
> And some magazine I know nothing about suggests the same:
> But anyways, I'm all for authoritative sources. What's the name of a
> respected guide in your part of the world? Over here, we have Fowlers
> and the Chicago Manual of Style.
> (And note: don't think I'm picking on you over this.
> Dare to ask m3vrck about the ellipsis debacle!).
What difference does it make anyway since browsers compress multiple
spaces down into one unless they are hard spaces or non-breaking
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