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Re: text-decoration-skip-ink auto should continue past behavior - 30+ years of underline behavior changed by latest CSS draft

From: Myles C. Maxfield <mmaxfield@apple.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Feb 2018 10:02:54 -0800
Message-id: <49C3AAAC-DF81-4D88-8C6E-8FC62B96AB4E@apple.com>
Cc: OwN-3m-All <own3mall@gmail.com>, www-style@w3.org
To: Tadeus Prastowo <tadeus.prastowo@unitn.it>


> On Feb 21, 2018, at 9:58 AM, Tadeus Prastowo <tadeus.prastowo@unitn.it> wrote:
> 
> On Wed, Feb 21, 2018 at 6:43 PM, Myles C. Maxfield <mmaxfield@apple.com <mailto:mmaxfield@apple.com>> wrote:
>> 
>>> On Feb 21, 2018, at 9:34 AM, OwN-3m-All <own3mall@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> [...]
> 
>>>> It isn’t forced on you.
>>> 
>>> Yes, it is.  The way text-decoration works has been changed, and now
>>> to get it to behave the old STANDARD way, I have to add a CSS style.
>>> Are you kidding me?  If you want to rewrite the way underlining works,
>>> you should have to be the one to add your CSS override.  This change
>>> breaks the way it worked before causing people who care (like me) to
>>> have to revisit ALL WEBPAGES and add CSS rules to make sure they
>>> display the old way.
>> 
>> User-stylesheets are a way for users to modify every webpage on the web without creating a detriment to any other user. I suggest you use them (or a browser which supports them, like Safari).
> 
> @Myles: then you admit that it is being forced on everyone since now
> those who like to have the old behavior have to do something to get
> the old behavior back, no?

Not “forced on everyone.” Instead, it is on by default. (“Forced” implies that there is no way back.)

> 
> @OwN-3m-All: as Chris Lilley wrote in the other e-mail, it is best to
> present a technical argument for the merit of the old behavior since
> otherwise your argument is just due to kind of culture shock that
> everyone will get accustomed to after sometime.
> 
> --
> Best regards,
> Tadeus
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