Re: [xml2rfc] assuming that period (.) ends a sentence is sometimes wrong

Nico Williams <nico@cryptonector.com> Sat, 27 February 2021 18:34 UTC

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Subject: Re: [xml2rfc] assuming that period (.) ends a sentence is sometimes wrong
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On Sat, Feb 27, 2021 at 07:14:02PM +0100, Julian Reschke wrote:
> Am 27.02.2021 um 19:01 schrieb Nico Williams:
> > On Sat, Feb 27, 2021 at 06:40:53PM +0100, Julian Reschke wrote:
> > > Am 27.02.2021 um 18:30 schrieb Nico Williams:
> > > > Is that XML or xml2rfc forcing that?
> > > 
> > > People rely on whitespace being insignificant inside <t> and similar
> > > elements. For instance, for indentation.
> > 
> > But what makes whitespace in <t> insignificant?  If it's xml2rfc, then
> > that can be changed.
> 
> Whitespace is insignificant everywhere except in <artwork> and <sourecode>.
> 
> People rely on this. Think indentation.

Ah yes.  So &emsp;.