[whatwg] Full screen for the <video> element

Mihai Sucan mihai.sucan at gmail.com
Wed Mar 21 12:11:57 PDT 2007


Shouldn't the video API include a way to toggle full screen on/off? This  
is a rather basic feature of videos. If it will not be available, video  
sites will hack around missing full screen support.

The current spec doesn't define it.

I'd suggest adding a new property to the HTMLVideoElement interface: the  
.fullscreen boolean. This should be used to toggle full screen video  
rendering. The way this works should be left at the discretion of the UA:  
it can be real full screen, or only full screen within the viewport. The  
UA must be required to provide a way to exit the full screen mode.

(pardon me if this was already discussed on the mailing list)

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