HTML tab stops for tab-delimited plain text

hi,

I understand the <pre> </pre> tags allow plain text to be displayed with line breaks etc, no need for HTML markup.

Is there also a way to set tab stops unfront so that tab-delimited plain text can be displayed without markup?

eg
<some tab definition code>
<pre>
my plain text with tabs   col 2  col 3 
blabla col2 col 3
</pre>

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Jan LouwerensSoftware EngineerCommented:
Although it won't work in IE (Browser support), if you're using other browsers, you could use the following CSS:

pre
{
   -moz-tab-size: 3;
   -o-tab-size: 3;
   tab-size: 3;
}

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xeniumAuthor Commented:
Thanks a lot

Is there a way to set the tab size for each column?

I'm guessing not.... https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/CSS/tab-size

Also what are the  -moz-tab-size lines and -o-tab-size lines, for different browsers?

https://www.w3schools.com/code/tryit.asp?filename=FOZ5BFYQYGQS
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Jan LouwerensSoftware EngineerCommented:
I do not believe there is a way to specify the tab stops per column. You would probably have to perform some kind of text processing (either on the server side, or in javascript) to achieve that.

Yes, the -moz-tab-size lines and -o-tab-size are for older browser versions, prior to them supporting the standard tab-size rule.
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xeniumAuthor Commented:
Thanks a lot
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