Support Tabs in Textareas

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Normally the tab key moves to the next focusable thing. This inserts a tab character in instead.

HTMLTextAreaElement.prototype.getCaretPosition = function () { //return the caret position of the textarea
    return this.selectionStart;
};
HTMLTextAreaElement.prototype.setCaretPosition = function (position) { //change the caret position of the textarea
    this.selectionStart = position;
    this.selectionEnd = position;
    this.focus();
};
HTMLTextAreaElement.prototype.hasSelection = function () { //if the textarea has selection then return true
    if (this.selectionStart == this.selectionEnd) {
        return false;
    } else {
        return true;
    }
};
HTMLTextAreaElement.prototype.getSelectedText = function () { //return the selection text
    return this.value.substring(this.selectionStart, this.selectionEnd);
};
HTMLTextAreaElement.prototype.setSelection = function (start, end) { //change the selection area of the textarea
    this.selectionStart = start;
    this.selectionEnd = end;
    this.focus();
};

var textarea = document.getElementsByTagName('textarea')[0]; 

textarea.onkeydown = function(event) {
    
    //support tab on textarea
    if (event.keyCode == 9) { //tab was pressed
        var newCaretPosition;
        newCaretPosition = textarea.getCaretPosition() + "    ".length;
        textarea.value = textarea.value.substring(0, textarea.getCaretPosition()) + "    " + textarea.value.substring(textarea.getCaretPosition(), textarea.value.length);
        textarea.setCaretPosition(newCaretPosition);
        return false;
    }
    if(event.keyCode == 8){ //backspace
        if (textarea.value.substring(textarea.getCaretPosition() - 4, textarea.getCaretPosition()) == "    ") { //it's a tab space
            var newCaretPosition;
            newCaretPosition = textarea.getCaretPosition() - 3;
            textarea.value = textarea.value.substring(0, textarea.getCaretPosition() - 3) + textarea.value.substring(textarea.getCaretPosition(), textarea.value.length);
            textarea.setCaretPosition(newCaretPosition);
        }
    }
    if(event.keyCode == 37){ //left arrow
        var newCaretPosition;
        if (textarea.value.substring(textarea.getCaretPosition() - 4, textarea.getCaretPosition()) == "    ") { //it's a tab space
            newCaretPosition = textarea.getCaretPosition() - 3;
            textarea.setCaretPosition(newCaretPosition);
        }    
    }
    if(event.keyCode == 39){ //right arrow
        var newCaretPosition;
        if (textarea.value.substring(textarea.getCaretPosition() + 4, textarea.getCaretPosition()) == "    ") { //it's a tab space
            newCaretPosition = textarea.getCaretPosition() + 3;
            textarea.setCaretPosition(newCaretPosition);
        }
    } 
}
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