[whatwg] Full screen for the <video> element

Chris Adams chris at chrisadams.biz
Thu Mar 22 10:11:25 PDT 2007

true, however a lot of people like to watch slideshows in full screen

On 3/22/07, Gareth Hay <gazhay at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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?
> Gaz
> 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

Chris at tuesdaybegins.com
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