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Posted on 2004-04-29
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I have a form to submit to our backend system - fine and great, right?

However, the fields I have to send require me to use a tab.  I cannot for the life of me remember learning this in any class ever.

Is there a way to send an html tab within a field so that my field will look like this:

FIELD1|(((TAB GOES HERE)))  2| etc. etc.

Help????!!!
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Question by:foreverdita
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by:ldbkutty
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There is no TAB tag available in html, upto my knoledge...
Use   ...this is equal to a single blank space....

Example:

<html>
<body>
    FIELD 1| &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; FIELD 2| ....
</body>
</html>
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mark-b earned 250 total points
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If this is for parsing purposes then just having tabs in the document will be parsed out fine (they *are* in the document).  It is only when the document is used for display by an end user-agent (which, I think your document is getting parsed by the server code..?) that tabs are treated the same as 'other' whitespace.

Of course, when you bring it up in a brower it would look like this:

FIELD1| 2| 3 | 4 | etc. etc.

However, if you just dump the file out on the server side (print it to the system console, which should respect tab characters), then it will look like this (assuming 5 character tab):

FIELD1|     2|     3 |     4 |     etc. etc.

-Mark
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by:foreverdita
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That works.  Thanks!
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by:Neil_Simpson
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If you are using javascript to process the values prior to submitting them to the backend system then you can insert '\t' between the fields as this represents a tab.
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