[rfc-i] tabs [was: sourcecode indentation]

HANSEN, TONY L tony at att.com
Tue Feb 16 10:34:05 PST 2016

On 2/16/16, 10:36 AM, "Paul Hoffman" <paul.hoffman at vpnc.org> wrote:

>On 16 Feb 2016, at 6:30, Tony Hansen wrote:
>>> On Feb 16, 2016, at 1:14 AM, Joe Hildebrand (jhildebr) 
>>> <jhildebr at cisco.com> wrote:
>>> I think the current situation is pretty close to 2119's "SHOULD NOT". 
>>>  You SHOULD NOT put a tab character in <sourcecode>, unless it is 
>>> absolutely required in the target language.  To deal with this, we 
>>> could add a tabs="true" attribute to <sourcecode>, and give an error 
>>> if there's an unintended tab character.
>> A light tweak would be tabs="8" if tabs are present and to be allowed, 
>> and error if tabs is not defined.
>+1 to "no tabs allowed at all", given that the only example given so far 
>is makefiles and we have now seen why they are not needed.

The other example is

<source src="http://some/path/to/code">

where the author may not be able to control whether tabs are used there or not.


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