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Don’t set cursor: pointer on buttons

For many years I’ve been applying cursor: pointer to buttons because it felt right and would improve the user experience.

As Florens Verschelde explains, that approach is probably best avoided. I was going against the W3C’s spec that cursor: pointer should be reserved for links, and was adding to the usability antipattern where “everything resembles a link”.

I’ll leave button cursor behaviour as it is from here on in.

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