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[CSS3 Text] The width of tab indents

From: YANG Xudong <wyvernoid@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Oct 2009 19:48:31 +0800
Message-ID: <363b494e0910280448p24d0ec45lad7935bb9365828b@mail.gmail.com>
To: www-style@w3.org
Hello there. I'm a new subscriber to the list and I apologize if this
has been suggested before or sounds stupid. As the subject says, I've
always wondered why CSS doesn't have a tab-indent property that
customizes the default width of tab indents. The CSS3 WD Text module
reads:

> A tab (U+0009) is rendered as a horizontal shift that lines up the start edge of the next glyph with the next tab stop. Tab stops occur at points that are multiples of 8 times the width of a space (U+0020) rendered in the block's font from the block's starting content edge.

The number '8' is fixed here, but it could be more useful if it were
customizable (for example, most programmers prefer a tab indent of 4).
This could prove handy as many coders have to work around this problem
by substituting tabs with 4 spaces using JavaScript right now.
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