Re: Again Sp after Per

Kenneth Chang (
Tue, 6 Jul 93 10:42:11 -0500

>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