Re: Ellipsis

From: Philippe Verdy (
Date: Fri Jan 20 2006 - 11:29:14 CST

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    From: "Jukka K. Korpela" <>
    > On Thu, 19 Jan 2006, David Starner wrote:
    >> Why? According to Wikipedia (,
    >> the Chicago Manual of Style makes a difference between an omission
    >> within a sentence and one between sentences, and puts more space
    >> between the periods in the second, thus making a single ellipsis
    >> character unusable.
    > It is pointless to cite Wikipedia as anything else than a collection of
    > anonymous writings with no stability. In particular, instead of rephrasing
    > what Wikipedia says about a book, you should check the book.

    Wikipedia sources can be stable and liable (according to the opinionof the one that makes such reference) for reference purpose: include the "oldid" parameter in a "/w/index.php?title=" URL(which indicates a precise version of the article, found in the "history" list of each article).

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