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Tab Plugin

Compatible with DokuWiki

2018-04-22b "Greebo"

plugin Inserts 5 non-breaking spaces to 'force' a tab

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This extension has not been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues.

Similar to nbsp, space, wrap

Tagged with typography


Since one can't really do tabs in HTML, this plugin offers a possibility by the use of non-breaking spaces (nbsp's) instead: 5 nbsp's ⇒ 1 tab.


There are two ways to use the plugin:

  1. Insert <tab> into the text. When DokuWiki parses it, it will replace '<tab>' with 5 spaces.
  2. Insert <tab#> where '#' is a number and defines the quantity of “&nbsp” signs.

Therefore the following both syntax lines are working:

Syntax Result
<tab> 5 times “&nbsp;” = 1 tab
<tab2> 2 times “&nbsp;” (where 2 can be each positive integer value, a negative value will be ignored)


Install the plugin using the Plugin Manager and the download URL above, which points to latest version of the plugin. Refer to Plugins on how to install plugins manually.


The original code was written by Tim Skoch. I have updated it for compatibility to PHP7 and included the possibility proposed by taggic (2011-09-22) to extend the syntax to “<tab2>” (and so on). Finally I have created a repository at github.

The earlier description can be found here.

Change Log

  • 2018-02-06: Last version of Tim Scoch
  • 2020-05-14: Acquisition and updating by Juergen

Known Bugs and Issues

Please report bugs or feature requests at the Bug tracker.


plugin/tab.txt · Last modified: 2020-05-14 22:36 by Juergen_aus_Zuendorf

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