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Re: [csswg-drafts] [css-ui-4] Change the pointer cursor to indicate any interactive element.

From: Roman Komarov via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Sat, 04 Nov 2017 22:47:34 +0000
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@CyberAP Re: your “negative side-effects”:

1. Devices that don't have cursor… they don't have cursor. That's the issue specific to those devices that have cursor. Saying that improving things for those devices is somehow bad is really strange for me. Like, should we then remove the cursor property altogether? Of course not.

2. I don't agree. As you said: there are other devices beyond desktop. Changing the cursor for desktop won't do anything for those devices, so the problems of bad states would still be there on those devices, thus, encouraging devs to fix them. And, again, the more distinctive the change of state is on hover, the better. The cursor change is uniform and instant, people would react to it faster than to any possible custom state for a custom element.

3. I'm all for the default cursor on interactive elements to be considered bad practice. Because it is. Yes, please. You saying it not causing any issues it just plain wrong.

The problems you're talking about have nothing to do with cursor. Yes, those are valid problems, yes, they are serious, but they should be solved alongside the cursor problem and not instead of it.

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