[whatwg] Full screen for the <video> element

Gareth Hay gazhay at gmail.com
Thu Mar 22 10:07:27 PDT 2007

Ok, I take your point, but I think it is valid to say that I am *a  
lot* more likely to want to watch video fullscreen than see an image  
fullscreen, so that is the reasoning behind my thinking, but I do  
understand that this makes <video> different (special?).
Perhaps, if there is a use case for viewing images fullscreen, we can  
add the ability to the <image> or <img> tag?


On 22 Mar 2007, at 17:00, Gervase Markham wrote:

> Gareth Hay wrote:
>> I think it should be like this, as you are telling the <video>  
>> element to go fullscreen and *not* the page.
>> That's my opinion.
> I guess that's the heart of it. My view is the opposite. I don't  
> think video should be special in this regard.
> If you want to see an embedded image full screen, you do "View  
> Image", then "Full Screen". Why can video not be the same? Of  
> course, the page should have the option (with the event I  
> mentioned) of making doing "Full Screen" for the browser Do The  
> Right Thing with the video, if they think that's what the Right  
> Thing is. And maybe that would become the norm on video sharing sites.
> Gerv

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