[whatwg] Full screen for the <video> element
mart at degeneration.co.uk
Thu Mar 22 08:18:45 PDT 2007
Arve Bersvendsen wrote:
> Note that 'fullscreen' and 'fullscreen' are two different things:
> 1. A fullscreen mode on desktop should typically be a paged media,
> applying any 'projection' style sheets to the page
> 2. The fullscreen mode on Sony Ericsson P990i, M600i and a number of
> other UIQ phones still apply 'handheld' if existent, or 'screen' if so
> set in the user's preferences. The 'fullscreen' mode on these devices
> just happens to use all of your viewport, but it is not 'fullscreen'
> in the sense you'd think.
As an Opera user I realise that this is already implemented and
deployed, but I do think that taking "projection" to mean "fullscreen"
is a bit of an abuse of that media type.
If I press F11 in my browser, my 17" monitor doesn't suddenly turn into
When I think of "full screen" I generally mean "make the page take up
the whole screen -- hide the browser chrome", not "turn this web page
into a slide-show."
Not that Opera's feature isn't useful: I'd just prefer it were called
"Projection Mode" and not "Full Screen" to avoid this very confusion
that you've called out in your message. Too late now though, I guess!
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