[FFML] Question about how to keep the text as is after submitted

Gary Kleppe gary at garykleppe.org
Mon Sep 15 13:55:17 PDT 2008


Quoting aleh at aol.com:

> "Bla bla . . . bla." is technically correct, although I find it
> annoying on a personal level. "Bla bla ... bla." is also technically
> correct (and preferred by the Capital Community College and Webster
> guides), but I also find that annoying; both forms are common to
> /typing/ guides more than proper style guides and are legacies of
> certain quirks of old typewriters.
>
> "Bla bla...bla.", as you're suggesting, is apparently a rather new
> thing -- the guides that I use mostly use "Bla bla... bla."
>
> I suspect it has to do with the fact that half of them predate the Cold
> War.

I'd add that "Bla bla... bla." works better when word-wrapping in  
plain text.  "Bla bla . . . bla." might wrap a line after the first or  
second dot, while "Bla bla...bla." won't wrap a line after the ellipses.



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