lucy24 - 10:38 pm on Apr 13, 2013 (gmt 0)
And, technically, the correct separator rather than - would be – or — not a -
:: shudder ::
I really, really hope nobody uses a single - when they mean a dash. (Hard to tell in a fixed-pitch font-- in fact I consistently code — even though I could easily use the dash character.) That is, I wish they wouldn't, but I know many people do. If you absolutely must use the hyphen character, at least use a pair of them.
Hyphens are tricky things. For example, php/bb forums-- which I'm sure we have all met --treat the hyphen as a letter. At least bb2 did. Can't remember if it was changed for bb3. So if you were searching for the present post, the word "forums" at the beginning of this paragraph would not show up; you'd have to use a wild-card search "forums*".
have you ever noticed the trailing : on the forum index page title here?
Look at the html. There's a trailing space after the colon. To me this implies that the code wants to allow for the option of adding more stuff after the part that is output as the page title. Granted, a simple "if" should take care of that-- but it is a couple more lines for the server to plow through.