tl-install restore period

Peter Flynn peter at
Sat Apr 20 21:01:34 CEST 2024

On 20/04/2024 18:03, Karl Berry wrote:
> Since no real url on ends with a period (as far as I
> imagine/discern)

No url should ever end with a period IMNSHO

> Max had the idea of adding a rewrite rule in the web
> server so that
> is redirected to
> I see no harm in it. So, to placate the deficient url heuristics out
> there, I put it in. Hope this helps. 

An excellent idea.

An a related note, people adding URIs at the end of sentences (in 
[La]TeX) should probably insert a \thinspace before the punctuation, not 
just to provide some visual cue that it's not part of the URI, but also 
in the event that the document is *not* written with hyperref where the 
URI is a correctly formatted link, sloppy copying and pasting will 
ensure that the punctuation appears with some white-space before it, 
which may help to minimise the damage.


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