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I guess so. To me it seems like less wasted space on the page to just add fingering and string markings on regular music, as needed. Also I've run into "tab" that's below regular notation in books, that was added after the fact by the publishing company. I know because I wrote and asked the author. Not sure if it's computer generated from the regular notation or what. But I don't really trust that as much as I would seeing string & fingerings explicitly added to music.See, when I say "tab", I am referring to sheet music that has both standard notation and tablature printed together. That's what I'm talking about.
They are complementary to each other, not contradictory.