While browsing SE, I came across a request to implement Ask Different's
<kbd> tag style network-wide. (Can we have the nicer Apple SE/Ask Different <kbd> tag network-wide?.)
The accepted answer by Pops explains that the feature will not be implemented.
No. The update to AskDifferent makes
<kbd>-enclosed things look like Apple keys, which is fine for an Apple site, but shouldn't replace the default network-wide.
The new one is pretty, I'll give you that... but the goal isn't to make something that looks exactly like a real key on a real keyboard. The goal is to effectively communicate that the text is supposed to represent a keyboard key. Function should trump aesthetics here.
Assuming that the change was implemented:
- What did
<kbd>look like before the change?
- What were the reasons SE changed its mind?
- Why does Command+Shift+I look different than ?