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RE: [css-cascade] bikeshedding "default"

From: François REMY <francois.remy.dev@outlook.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Jun 2015 23:46:08 +0200
Message-ID: <DUB405-EAS1909D62733B8792655CB855A5AD0@phx.gbl>
To: "'Lea Verou'" <lea@verou.me>, "'Tom Potts'" <karaken12@gmail.com>
CC: "'fantasai'" <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>, "'www-style list'" <www-style@w3.org>
> I quite like rollback. 
> Also agreed that unset is probably a better name, but taken.
> 
> I would suggest we avoid hyphenated names for global keywords, they’re a bit clumsy. 
> Other ideas: clear, remove, cancel
> 
> I think it would also be useful to consider what’s the actual
> impact of changing cursor: default instead. I would argue
> it’s not used that much explicitly (I bet most uses of cursor
> property are to set it to anything *other* than default), and
> in many cases the value it resolves to would be the same
> under both. Also, any breakage would be pretty minor, not
> just rare. Can we get any data?
>
> ~Lea

Contrary to what the name implies, "cursor: default" is not the default cursor of the browser but of the OS. This is a huge difference because the default cursor over text is a beam cursor in a browser, not a default cursor. I find myself frequently using "cursor: default" in addition to "user-select: none" to avoid confusing the user.

Other examples I've seen in the wild include having links that looks like buttons not feature the hand, though I personally don't like this usage in most cases.
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