Punctuation in quotes -- American style

Subject: Punctuation in quotes -- American style
From: Richard Hamilton <dick -at- rlhamilton -dot- net>
To: TECHWR-L Writers <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 19 Aug 2013 10:51:14 -0700

American-style punctuation calls for periods and commas to appear inside quotation marks.

No question on the general rule.

The question is, are there circumstances where you would break that rule?

For example, consider the following sentences:

Set the value of the mode attribute to "titleBelow."

Do not use the mode attribute when type="note."

I'm still inclined to bring the punctuation inside the quote, thought that second one gives me pause, but I'm open to other interpretations and your thoughts on when this rule can/should be broken.

Best Regards,
Richard Hamilton
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