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Quoting Jim White:

I think you missed Michel's point. The examples he gave of "proper use" are
those formatting features that will make re-formatting easier. If we
encourage such "proper use" through the design of the UI, as well as through
education, many will be happier with the product.

I was trying to say that one person's idea of proper use is another's idea of mis-use. Consider the 

1.- Introduction:
This chapter, is the introduction- the initial explanation -, of the subject blah blah blah etc 

This is considered perfectly proper here in Spain. I think it's awful, but that's what local custom requires. It breaks any number of the punctuation rules I was taught as a youngster in the UK but is absolutely valid here. I'm not sure how these wide cultural differences can -- or even should -- be catered for in a UI.


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