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John Williams wrote on

So: pointer-hands for buttons on web pages? I’ve been maintaining the line for years that you shouldn’t override the browser defaults for links vs buttons, but it’s starting to feel like an intensely academic argument, like whether people say “aluminum” or “aluminium”.

This matters to me at the moment because I am trying to decide how hard to push this particular argument at work.

Matthias Zöchling wrote on

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I’m with you on this one, but maybe also on the academic side. I keep saying cursor: pointer is an indicator that tells you there’s a context menu waiting on right-click.

Also, where does it stop? If you change the cursor for <button>, what about <summary>, <label>, and other interactive stuff?

I got overruled at work, but I don’t touch the cursor when it comes to my private projects.

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