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Re: [css3-text] Tab U+0009 expansions to 8 spaces (was New WD of CSS Text Level 3

From: timeless <timeless@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 8 May 2011 05:52:04 +0300
Message-ID: <BANLkTik9UerD6YaSkFDaH2hMX8zLNTobnw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Koji Ishii <kojiishi@gluesoft.co.jp>
Cc: Xaxio Brandish <xaxiobrandish@gmail.com>, W3C style mailing list <www-style@w3.org>
On Sat, Feb 19, 2011 at 1:39 PM, Koji Ishii <kojiishi@gluesoft.co.jp> wrote:
> Authors who want more precise controls should expand to appropriate spaces by scripts, or use other controls to format lines than <pre> tag.
>
> Does this sound reasonable?

not really. authors might be embedding things like <patches> which
need to have tab characters. these characters need to be able to
safely be copied out into editors and shells.

this is used heavily by programmers when visiting pastebins.
Received on Sunday, 8 May 2011 02:52:32 GMT

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