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Re: [csswg-drafts] [css-scrollbars] Add `wide` value to `scrollbar-width` (#6351)

From: Wesley Branton via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 27 Jul 2021 23:41:30 +0000
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I don't really agree with the logic. The same could be said for the "thin" option. When is there really a case where the author wants to control the scrollbar on a specific part of the website to make it thin?

Just because there may not be a clear use case for it, doesn't mean that there isn't a use case. There's no real necessary use case for the "thin" option either, other than a designer's preference.

Perhaps a website that sells glasses wants to have a larger scrollbar on parts of their website because it makes it more functional for people with vision impairments (their customer base). Perhaps a website designer wants to use a wider scrollbar on a long scrolling section to compensate for the fact that the height of the scrollbar thumb is shorter.

Having a "wide" option offers some functional advantages for designers, as opposed to the "thin" option, which only has cosmetic advantages.

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