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

From: Ambrose Li <ambrose.li@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 9 Dec 2008 04:52:09 -0500
Message-ID: <af2cae770812090152n64db77dcxcf6c7068d786f96e@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Anne van Kesteren" <annevk@opera.com>
Cc: "David Woolley" <forums@david-woolley.me.uk>, www-style@w3.org

2008/12/9 Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>:
> 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.)

I doubt it. Otherwise AB<tab>C and A<tab>C will never line up under
any circumstances; a tab that is simply a macro for n spaces is


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