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Re: [csswg-drafts] [css-ui-4][css-overflow] Suggestion: "Overflow styling" / Scrollbar styling

From: Florian Rivoal via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 26 May 2016 09:25:21 +0000
To: public-css-archive@w3.org
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different browser vendors may have a different opinion, but I don't 
think your suggestion of complete freedom of styling the scroll-bar 
would get everyone's favor. Browser vendors need not only to give 
power to authors, but also to make sure things make sense for users. 
Allowing authors to tweak native controls like scrollbars is 
considered risky, as the resulting UI may end up making no sense. Not 
that authors make page that make no sense on purpose, but it isn't 
rare that they fail to take into account some variations between 
browsers or platforms, and end up making something that doesn't quite 
work everywhere.

`overflow-style` would give a more limited set of options. This is 
certainly more limiting for authors, but it also more likely to always
 work. I think it is a decent compromise.

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