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Re: Tabs in CSS1

From: Carl Morris <msftrncs@htcnet.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Nov 1996 23:01:24 -0600
Message-Id: <199611200503.XAA13040@inet.htcnet.com>
To: "Stefan Olson" <stefan@olsonsoft.co.nz>, "WWW Style List" <www-style@w3.org>
| I would like to see support for tabs added into the CSS
| spec, perhaps in a form like this within a style declration
| tabs {1.5in,2.2in,5in}
| 
| and then you should be able to tab to the next tab (which
| would default to 0.5in apart) through the <TAB> tag.

I think that it is CSS1 that has caused the TAB tag to be removed when
HTML 3.0 became 3.2.  The only thing I see missing is:

This is left                              this is right.

But, can be done with tables, as all other cases of tab can.  The only
difference is that TAB is an inline object, where tables usually cause
things to be separated into separate blocks, and yet a non tabled
browser will treat the content of each cell as one object (probably
will most search engines and the like...)

I think table fits most peoples uses...  what do you think

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