[QUOTE="C J Campbell"]\nPunctuation always appears before the closing quote. It is in the AP style\nguide. :-)[/QUOTE]\n\nProvided the punctuation is either a period or comma. :-)\n\nDunno anything about "the AP style guide," but this is correct use of\npunctuation in the U.S. It's not the way the British do it. (But then they\naren't always consistent either.)\n\nAll other punctuation is either inside or outside the closing quote\naccording to where it logically belongs. In the case of periods and commas\nit's always inside whether it logically belongs there or not.