Dear EN developers,
when an entry has a space at the end, the following comma or period is omitted in the output.
This is how it should be:
Watson, I.A., Taylor, K., Sapsford, D.J., Banks, D., 2009. Tracer testing to investigate hydraulic performance of a RAPS Treating Mine Water in South Wales, Proceedings Securing the Future 2009 & 8th ICARD, Skellefteå, pp. 1-10 [electronic document].
when you add a space after the title of the entry, the output looks like that:
Watson, I.A., Taylor, K., Sapsford, D.J., Banks, D., 2009. Tracer testing to investigate hydraulic performance of a RAPS Treating Mine Water in South Wales Proceedings Securing the Future 2009 & 8th ICARD, Skellefteå, pp. 1-10 [electronic document].
The comma after the title is now omitted.
Can you correct than in an update, please.
Do you have lots of problems with this? Where does the space come from? Manual data entry or during import from a database? (and what output style? does it always happen with other styles?)
I guess I have never seen this behaviour because I don’t have trailing spaces in my entries? Maybe Developers can introduce a check for this, either on the whole library, or the filter or connection file needs a tweak so you don’t get them in the first place.
I think it must have something to do with the double punctuation “macro” that is used during the output process. Obviously <space>comma wouldn’t be any better.
Thanks Leanne for your comment.
I don’t have many problems with this. In rare cases where I either entered a space accidentally or copied the title form the paper and I forgot to delete the trailing space.
It is the case with all output styles I tested - so I assume it is a general bug.
I think that the EndNote developers need to ensure that entries don’t have trailing or leading spaces - I see it often with students who are less experiences. That have leading or trailing spaces in their entries.