1.30.2014

The browser and spaces after periods

A great thread on Facebook started by my friend Elisa Camahort Page.


She pointed to a Slate piece by Farhad Manjoo (another friend!) that says you should never put two spaces after a period that ends a sentence. I certainly agree, and while I was taught by my typing teacher in 7th grade, Mr Corwin, to type two spaces, I learned later in life this was a mistake.


Anyway, I pointed out that the web agrees. You can type as many spaces after periods as you like, the browser will only show one.


I demo'd this with a comment, and added four spaces after each period. The browser only showed one space, even though Facebook dutifully sent four.


I love it when technology gets something right. ;-)


I suggested giving Tim Berners-Lee a big hug next time you see him. Or it might have been Marc Andreessen who made this call.






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