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

Brian E Carpenter <brian.e.carpenter@gmail.com> Sun, 28 February 2021 19:52 UTC

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Subject: Re: [xml2rfc] assuming that period (.) ends a sentence is sometimes wrong
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On 01-Mar-21 06:54, John R Levine wrote:
>> Provided it doesn't also lose alternative Unicode whitespace characters,
>> using &emsp; is an option. In a pinch we could have an element to mark
>> the end of a sentence (<s/>).
> 
> At the end of every sentence? That's, uh, quite a stretch. Are we sure 
> this problem is worth that much effort by every author?

Since we're designing on the hoof here, I suggest you'd need a construct like
<literal value="Philip R. Zimmermann"/>.

But much simpler to scrap the double space rule.

    Brian