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Re: tabs vs spaces

From: Dave Raggett <dsr@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 28 Feb 2000 17:08:13 +0000 (GMT Standard Time)
To: "Michael D. Hubbard" <mhubbard@famu.edu>
cc: html-tidy@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.WNT.4.10.10002281657590.284-100000@OEMCOMPUTER>
On Sun, 20 Feb 2000, Michael D. Hubbard wrote:

> I'm curious about the use of tabs instead of spaces for
> indenting. I have always liked tabs (maily because of display in
> my editors).  The tidy web page says "Tidy never outputs tabs".
> Is there a particular reason for this or just an option not
> implemented?

The number of columns for each tab stop varies from one system or
program to another, Unix systems generally use 8, but other systems
often use 4 or 5 columns. Many people like to use a smaller number
of spaces, to maximize the space remaining before the right margin.
In principle, an option could be added to use tabs, but this isn't a
frequently requested option.

Regards,

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