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Standard User cheshire_man
(fountain of knowledge) Wed 26-Oct-11 17:27:26
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CSS Tab stops


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Is there any way of getting something like tab stops in CSS?

I could use tables though that can get tedious, and doesn't cope with, for example, the equivalent of a decimal tab.

Clearly would need to be relative, %age, or the like, to allow for scaling.

Just musing.

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Standard User planetbrain
(member) Wed 26-Oct-11 17:41:45
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Re: CSS Tab stops


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My CSS isn't strong enough to give specific details but I would suggest margins or are where you probably need to be looking.

you may be right, but I'm not wrong

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(sensei) Wed 26-Oct-11 17:45:48
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Try notepad++

I think it might have the functionality.

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Standard User metalhead41
(knowledge is power) Wed 26-Oct-11 17:59:23
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Re: CSS Tab stops


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Check out the answer here. It uses the dt tag to deal with tab stops...

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Standard User 12eason
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 26-Oct-11 19:55:29
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lol

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Standard User 12eason
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 27-Oct-11 22:46:44
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Try notepad++

I think it might have the functionality.
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Standard User celticbrue
(newbie) Sun 30-Oct-11 09:33:22
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Re: CSS Tab stops


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Check out the answer here. It uses the dt tag to deal with tab stops...


One of the answer's there uses the 'dt' and 'dd' tags in this solution but there is a lot of discussion around the correct way to present what is being done. Being fairly liberal, I can't find fault with most of the potential solutions offered but I think a lot depends on how much information you have that is going to be presented this way.

In the example given in the above post, the 'dt' option works well, but so does the 'span' option and I would suggest either is fine for one piece of data. If, however, you are presenting multiple lines of information (data?), then correctly formatted tables are the right way to go - semantically it would be correct and it would also be fully accessible.

I hope that helps a bit,

Ian

Edited by celticbrue (Sun 30-Oct-11 09:34:43)

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