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

From: Wesley Branton via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Sat, 05 Jun 2021 03:12:15 +0000
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WesleyBranton has just created a new issue for https://github.com/w3c/csswg-drafts:

== [css-scrollbars] Add `wide` value to `scrollbar-width` ==
SPEC: https://drafts.csswg.org/css-scrollbars-1/#scrollbar-width

The current spec only allows `auto`, `thin` and `none` for the scrollbar-width CSS property. While both `thin` and `none` are standard across multiple platforms, the `auto` value currently varies depending on the user's platform, as it implements the "default platform scrollbar width".

This creates an inconsistent cross-platform experience, as many versions of both Linux and Mac display a scrollbar that's similar to `thin`. This could create concerns for users with specific accessibility needs.

The specification could be similar to the `thin` specification and read as such:

> Implementations should use wider scrollbars than auto when applicable. This may mean a wide variant of scrollbar provided by the platform, or a custom scrollbar wider than the default platform scrollbar. 

Please view or discuss this issue at https://github.com/w3c/csswg-drafts/issues/6351 using your GitHub account

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