[whatwg] Full screen for the <video> element
ian at hixie.ch
Thu Oct 25 17:48:53 PDT 2007
On Sat, 13 Oct 2007, Mihai Sucan wrote:
> > >
> > > 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.
> > Currently, the spec recommends that user agents provide a way to
> > switch the view of the video to full-screen. We can't provide a
> > programatic way of doing it because it is too easily abused. (Can you
> > imagine if every time you went to a new site, a full-window or
> > full-screen advert played?)
> Yep, that's a problem. I was also thinking along the lines of allowing
> fullscreen() within non-synthetic event handlers, in a similar fashon to
> popups (just like Kornel suggested).
Given how often popups are abused today even with those requirements, I
hesitate to do this. (Can you imagine if every time you clicked a link to
go to a new site, a full-window or full-screen advert played?)
> If that's not a desirable solution, then other solutions, which don't
> require confirmation, are not easy to find.
Indeed (and explicit confirmation is pretty bad UI).
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