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Re: [csswg-drafts] [accent-color] Should interoperability be a goal for the `accent-color` spec? (#5480)

From: Mason Freed via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 27 Aug 2020 23:01:44 +0000
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In my opinion, interoperability is very important. It should not be pursued at all costs, and there should be few limits placed on browser innovation. But in general, we should strive for interoperability. Without this, developers will not be able to depend on the `accent-color` feature giving compatible results across browsers. For example, a developer might use a page with a blue background, and might therefore use `accent-color: white` to turn the background of a checkbox to white, for contrast. If some browsers instead use the white `accent-color` value to paint the checkmark itself, leaving the background defaulted to blue, there will be no contrast, and the site will be "broken". This developer might understandably abandon the builtin checkbox entirely, and "roll their own" checkbox from scratch. One of my primary motivations for pushing the `accent-color` spec forward is to allow more developers to use the built-in form controls.

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