Tom Lane wrote:
> Peter Eisentraut <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> > Please don't put tabs in SGML files.
> That's a new one on me.  Why should we avoid tabs?  The existing
> files are certainly full of them.

Those are just the files that I haven't edited recently and gave the old 
"M-x untabify" treatment...

I ask that tabs be avoided for two reasons: One, we use a one-character 
indentation in the source, so it's no use that only every 8th 
indentation level is made by a tab, it's just annoying when you're 
editing.  (The only other indentation scheme for SGML/XML that I see 
used is two spaces, so I don't think going to 4 or 8 spaces is in 
question.)  Two, when rendering, the tabs have questionable meaning.  
In HTML they are treated like a single space, who knows what they mean 
in a PDF with variable width fonts.

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