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

From: Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>
Date: Wed, 10 Dec 2008 11:03:45 +1300
Message-ID: <11e306600812091403i352934e4ka90b6346a4068c9@mail.gmail.com>
To: "David Woolley" <forums@david-woolley.me.uk>
Cc: www-style@w3.org

On Wed, Dec 10, 2008 at 10:43 AM, David Woolley
<forums@david-woolley.me.uk> wrote:
> Anne van Kesteren wrote:
>> On Tue, 09 Dec 2008 08:33:08 +0100, David Woolley
>> <forums@david-woolley.me.uk> wrote:
>>> I'm assuming that a tab isn't just a macro for n spaces, as that doesn't
>>> seem a reasonable interpretation.
>> Why not? That's exactly how tab is defined in CSS today. (And how most
>> text editors go about it, as far as I know.)
> vi certainly doesn't work that way; it interprets tab as meaning add enough

Anne actually meant "advance to the next tab stop", where the tab
stops are separated by n spaces. I'm sure no-one actually thinks what
you're thinking he thought.

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