Re: [csswg-drafts] Is it still necessary for a UA to preserve some aspects of form controls even if the `appearance` is `none`?

I would love it if this was possible, not only because it makes things more predictable to authors, but also because it drastically simplifies specifying it. As you said:

> the "preservation" statments underdefine the appearance of every control whose appearance is none would possibly be(unless the spec clearly enumrates all the preservation scenarios).

Is it actually web-compatible to do so? I don't know for sure, and the investigation is far form trivial.

I suspect it will not be web compatible if that's all we do, appearance:none hasn't made everything disappear until now, so I would be surprised if there wasn't some site that broke if we made it all disappear.

I do suspect however, that if we combine that with some about of UA styles to give the form controls some look and feel when appearance is none, that maybe be sufficient to for compatibility, and since those would be css properties, authors could override them. However, I don't know for sure, and finding out is a big task.

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