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Re: [css3-text] should 'tab-size' be in spaces or '0' characters?

From: Liam R E Quin <liam@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 25 Mar 2013 23:51:15 -0400
To: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Cc: "L. David Baron" <dbaron@dbaron.org>, www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <1364269875.23240.182.camel@localhost.localdomain>
On Tue, 2013-03-26 at 03:50 +0100, Bjoern Hoehrmann wrote:
> * L. David Baron wrote:
> >http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css3-text/#tab-size defines a 'tab-size'
> >property taking an integer to be multiplied by the advance width of
> >the space (U+0020) character.
> >Should 'tab-size' instead use the '0' width rather than the ' '
> >width?  I think I would prefer such a change.

One en (i.e. M/2) would be both more usual and less surprising.

The problem with basing tab widths on the current font is that users of
"wysiwyg" tools may accidentally have an "italic tab" that then wouldn't
line up properly.


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