Atlaskit should make refs available for components

React forwardRef is a way to deliver optional refs to components consistently. This is important for other APIs that may consume atlassian components:

Example: Say I want to put a checkbox component in a table and let that table (with it’s own API), control the behavior of the checkbox state, such whether it is checked, indeterminate, and so on. To do that, I need a consistent way to pass refs down to it but the API doesn’t support that yet

Here is an example: