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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: Sat, 11 May 2013 00:20:21 -0400
Message-ID: <1368246021.9805.31.camel@slave.barefootcomputing.com>
To: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
On Fri, 2013-05-10 at 19:03 -0700, fantasai wrote:

> Given that current behavior in pretty much every tool I've ever used
> is to define tabs as exact multiples of the space character, regardless
> of whether a monospace or proportional font is used, I think this would
> be a bad change to make.

Maybe you never used troff :-)

A common default space size is one en, so it is indeed often the case
that you can think of it either way.

I agree that one en would make much more sense for tab stops.


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