CSS tab-size Property

The tab-size property in CSS is used to specify the width of tab character. The tab-size usually display a single space character in HTML document. Some elements like <textarea> and <pre> elements display the tab-size.

CSS Syntax

tab-size: number|length|initial|inherit;

Property Value: The value of tab-size property are listed below: 

  • number: It is used to set the number of space character in a tab. Its default value is 8.
  • length: It is used to set the length character. But it is not supported by most of the browsers.
  • initial: This property is used to set its default value.
  • inherit: It is used to inherit the property from its parent.

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