Re: em dashes, en dashes, and hyphens in help / intranet / internet documentation
Besides that, I'm curious about the way that these are used in the
real world as things get more web-centric.
Depends what you mean by the real world. I use them everywhere but email and similar ASCII-only media, following Chicago style. What I've observed in "the real world" as defined by most authors and editors, though, is that hardly anyone has a clue about when to use which dash, or even that anything other than a hyphen exists.
The gotcha in your original request is in going between output media. You need to ensure that any HTML-based output meets current W3C guidelines for special entities. That requires using up-to-date tools that know an em dash is [delete spaces in the following] "& m d a s h ;" rather than "& # 1 5 1 ; ," for example, because the latter may break in some browsers, depending on the encoding specified in the document.
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