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Re: [css-ui-4] Feedback before f2f

From: Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 25 Aug 2015 08:21:07 -0700
Cc: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
Message-Id: <6CD8501E-A443-446C-BB81-0A69D3384ABA@gmail.com>
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>

> On Aug 24, 2015, at 3:30 AM, Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com> wrote:
> 2. We should keep 'appearance' limited to just "auto" and "none"
> values.  "button" is going to be hard/weird to apply arbitrarily, and
> it's not clear the use-case is strong here in the first place.  If you
> want something to look like a button, use a <button>.

While I don't personally feel strongly about 'appearance: button' specifically, I wish we could stay away from this "just change the source" reasoning. A lot of us have separate people writing the source code, not the CSS authors. We can't just ask them to change hundreds of pages where they might have something like '<a role=button>' because we want it to look like an OS button. There is such a thing as separation of concerns. 
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