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Re: Controlling size of a tab character (U+0009)

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Tue, 02 Dec 2008 17:01:40 +0100
To: "David Woolley" <forums@david-woolley.me.uk>, www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.uljlg2rt64w2qv@annevk-t60.oslo.opera.com>

On Tue, 02 Dec 2008 16:56:47 +0100, David Woolley  
<forums@david-woolley.me.uk> wrote:
> Anne van Kesteren wrote:
>>> Why do you want it to change with font size, when inherited?
>>  I don't understand.
> Either it is converted into a length, and inherited as the computed  
> value, in which case it is really a length, or it is a pure number of  
> some sort of character, in which case, when inherited, it will reflect  
> the size of that sort of character in the new font size.
> Normally, when people use tabs, they expect them to line up even when  
> the font size changes.

It's just the number of space characters input to the algorithm of section  
16.6.1 of CSS 2.1.

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Tuesday, 2 December 2008 16:02:36 UTC

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