Re: Clients and tabs

Walter Ian Kaye (boo@primenet.com)
Sat, 27 May 1995 06:29:50 -0700


Message-Id: <v01510100abecd6c4eeb7@[198.68.46.47]>
Date: Sat, 27 May 1995 06:29:50 -0700
To: www-html@www10.w3.org
From: boo@primenet.com (Walter Ian Kaye)
Subject: Re: Clients and tabs

Dierk wrote:
>HTML 3 also defines tabs. Read the draft.

I have, but I will re-read it with an eye toward tabs.

I wrote:
>>Tabs are used in word processing to align columns.

Michal wrote:
>Among other things.  They are also used for indentation of program text.

Program text can use spaces for the same effect.

I wrote:
>>HTML 3 has a facility for columns: i.e., Tables. Much better than tabs!

Michal wrote:
>And completely useless for program text.  Non-breaking spaces can be used
>for indentation from left margin, but isn't much use for placing comments
>that occur to the right of program text.

I could use a two-column table -- <pre> text with spaces all in the left
column, and comments all in the right column. The HTML would be ugly,
though. ;)
It's good that tabs are in the spec...


-Walter
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