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    Quote Originally Posted by Error 404
    On OS X you can quite simply do Alt + ; to get an ellipsis…

    Writing, not typing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Element
    H is correct, and infact its four dots to show an omitted string parse, three dots is actually a delay where as four is a delayed stop

    For example.

    "I don't like eggs... they give me gas."
    Or:
    "I don't like eggs, they give me gas...."

    The HTML entity for the three dots is just a simple way to do it, alowing less space between dots to show it as a single character.

    Obviously typing has nothing to do with grammar, three dots by hand or HTML, same concept. When writing there is no special way of doing dots, no its just three dots.
    I was happy to walk away from this thread having at least attempted to include correct typographical practices.

    But you are spreading semi-incorrect information as though it is fact; that doesn't sit well with me considering the intended permanency of these posted snippet threads.

    Here's the facts: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ellipsis

    P.S -Element, It's never 4 dots. It's 1 period, one full space and one horizontal ellipsis.
    Don't say in your first reply you don't knnow what I mean and then in your second reply try to define correct usage. You'll only misguide less experienced members.
    Last edited by mindlessLemming; 12-09-2005 at 11:04 PM.

    I take no responsibility for the above nonsense.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mindlessLemming
    I was happy to walk away from this thread having at least attempted to include correct typographical practices.

    But you are spreading totally incorrect information; that doesn't sit well with me considering the intended permanency of this posted snippet threads.

    Here's the facts: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ellipsis

    P.S -Element, It's never 4 dots. It's 1 period, one full space and one horizontal ellipsis.
    Don't say in your first reply you don't knnow what I mean and then in your second reply try to define correct usage. You'll only misguide less experienced members.
    1) Its not incorrect, its from a book.
    2) I don't need wikipedia to tell me what a grammar book can
    3) Yes, four dots. Like in games when it says "Loading...." Its like saying "Loading.", except your making a delay between anything else said after that.

    Like:

    Green eggs and ham.... Same I am.

    Instead of a pause like a comma, its a delay between the next sentance.

    4) No, the first post I thought you were saying you can't use dots inside the string, and were saying to replace it with the HTML entity, that has nothing to do with the meaning of ellipsis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Element
    1) Its not incorrect, its from a book.
    Book are always right, obviously. My HTML 2 book tells me that that certain methods are the "best and most up to date", but this isn't true anymore.

    Quote Originally Posted by Element
    2) I don't need wikipedia to tell me what a grammar book can
    Wikipedia is great, and usually much much more accurate than any book.

    Quote Originally Posted by Element
    3) Yes, four dots. Like in games when it says "Loading...." Its like saying "Loading.", except your making a delay between anything else said after that.
    Have you ever considered that the game designer didnt take the correct english involved. In fact, most games I see use 3 dots.

    Quote Originally Posted by Element
    Like:

    Green eggs and ham.... Same I am.

    Instead of a pause like a comma, its a delay between the next sentance.
    I have never seen this used apart from here.


 
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