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

From: Koji Ishii <kojiishi@gluesoft.co.jp>
Date: Sun, 8 May 2011 12:22:31 -0400
To: timeless <timeless@gmail.com>
CC: Xaxio Brandish <xaxiobrandish@gmail.com>, W3C style mailing list <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <A592E245B36A8949BDB0A302B375FB4E0AC28756FE@MAILR001.mail.lan>
> 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.

Thank you for the feedback. After several discussions, we have added the 'tab-size' property and it is available in the current Working Draft[1].

[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/css3-text/#tab-size

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