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Re: tabs vs spaces

From: Sebastian Lange <lange@cyperfection.de>
Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2000 10:24:23 +0200
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To: html-tidy@w3.org
I also prefer tabs over multiple spaces. Moreover, I run an "extended find 
and replace" to replace double spaces with single spaces over all HTML 
documents that I receive to edit from other authors (this is done 
recursively until no more matches occur).

So if it's just because of lack of request that there is no option to tell 
Tidy to use tabs for pretty printing HTML, I hereby add my request to 
Michael's - are two requests enough for getting this implemented? ;-)

Sebastian Lange

At 11:47 24.03.2000 -0600, Dave Raggett wrote:

>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.
>-- Dave Raggett <dsr@w3.org> http://www.w3.org/People/Raggett
>tel/fax: +44 122 578 3011 (or 2521) +44 385 320 444 (mobile)
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