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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: Mon, 9 May 2011 13:01:10 +0300
Message-ID: <BANLkTi=7Lqyn5Fv9xqw8_CKOahAEVEiyYg@mail.gmail.com>
To: John Daggett <jdaggett@mozilla.com>
Cc: Xaxio Brandish <xaxiobrandish@gmail.com>, W3C style mailing list <www-style@w3.org>, Koji Ishii <kojiishi@gluesoft.co.jp>
On Mon, May 9, 2011 at 3:22 AM, John Daggett <jdaggett@mozilla.com> wrote:
>> > Authors who want more precise controls should expand to
>> > appropriate spaces by scripts,

> I don't understand this comment.  Specifying that the size of tabs
> *when rendered* is a certain multiple of space width does not affect
> the contents in a copy/paste buffer.

the suggestion originally was to expand appropriate spaces by scripts
which would affect the dom tree, preventing any useful content from
being available for clipboard operations.

apparently the WG settled on a workable solution which does not have
this disadvantage.
Received on Monday, 9 May 2011 10:01:41 UTC

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