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I'm using biblatex 1.2a and \autocite because I don't know if the final format of the book will require inline or superscript citations.

Seems the correct usage of \autocite is preceding it by a space like:

my text~\autocite{Einstein1905}

This way both autocite=inline and autocite=superscript position correctly the citation (no experiment done yet with the other autocite formats). But I'm tired to enter all these small ~.

My question:

Is this the correct way to use \autocite? Or is this a case to support an enhancement request for biblatex (to automatically generate the space for inline)?

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According to the example documents shipped with biblatex, the "correct" usage (or at least the one envisioned by the package author) is

Some text \autocite{key}.

(See especially document 30-style-numeric.)

I agree it is arguable that in-text-citations should be prepended by a non-breakable space for numeric styles not using superscripts. (However, non-breakable spaces would often produce bad line breaks for inline author-year-citations.)

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