[whatwg] Full screen for the <video> element

Gareth Hay gazhay at gmail.com
Thu Mar 22 07:24:39 PDT 2007

You are confusing Internet Explorer with a web browser.
By that I mean that you obviously use IE and aren't considering other  
UA's, including mobile devices.

Certainly Firefox and Safari on the Mac I am currently using don't  
support this 'feature'.


On 22 Mar 2007, at 14:16, Gervase Markham wrote:

> Martin Atkins wrote:
>> Perhaps you and I have different ideas about what is meant by  
>> "full screen", but why would a page need to hide anything when the  
>> video is full screen? The page itself won't be visible, because  
>> the video will be taking up the entire screen!
> My thought was that it would be the same function as the current  
> "full screen" that the browser has. I.e. the page says "For full- 
> screen, press F11". The user presses F11 and the browser makes the  
> window full-screen, and additionally tells the page that this has  
> happened via an event, so it can arrange to make the appropriate  
> content fill the entire viewport. (Or not, if they want to continue  
> to display captions, or ads, or a set of links).
> This is a simple solution which is integrated with existing browser  
> functionality and controls and is not specific to video.
> Gerv

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