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Re: [csswg-drafts] [css-scrollbars-1] scrollbar-width should be inherited (#4799)

From: Florian Rivoal via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Sun, 08 Mar 2020 05:24:13 +0000
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> But on the other hand, as the OP points out, inheriting makes it easier to have a consistent scrollbar design across a site, the same justification used for having scrollbar-color inherit.

I kind of see this as a downside.

Overall, scrollbars are a matter of UI, which I think should be more of a user / UA / OS choice,  than an author choice.

To me, this properties is most strongly justified when allowing authors to say something like "this particular component is a small chat-box in the corner, it doesn't have much room, and narrow(er) scrollbars would be appropriate". I think it is less justified if it's about letting authors say "I think thin scrollbars are prettier".

Ultimately, both will be possible anyway, and there's a big gray zone in the middle, but it seems to me that a non inherited property biases (slightly) towards the per component UX consideration, while an inherited one biases (slightly) towards overall esthetics, and so I'd rather keep it non inherited.

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