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

Richard D LAWSON nouma at msn.com
Mon Sep 15 13:57:26 PDT 2008


Screw the grammar question, where can I read more of this "Bla" fic?!?

>From: Gary Kleppe <gary at garykleppe.org>
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>Subject: Re: [FFML] Question about how to keep the text as is 
>after	submitted
>Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2008 16:55:17 -0400
>
>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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