> : <p> * * * * *</p>
>>: <p>Text starts up again.
>The latter, however, is Evil: it implies that the line of stars is a
>paragraph which it clearly isn't. When I run my concordance program over
>this text I do *not* want the stars being counted as words, nor do I
>want the count of the number of paragraphs to be inflated by this line.
It depends on who put the stars there. Were they done by the designer or
the author? If the author
just put a red line between paragraphs with an note saying "leave a gap
here", then the <milestone>
may be right. But if author consciously wrote * * * *, and counted the
stars, and meant you to, then
should it not be captured? I betcha that if eg Samuel Beckett ever used
this device, he mean you to read the * as *.
A May Day quiz: how do I mark up:
The little ** just **** all over my *******