[whatwg] Full screen for the <video> element
jonas at sicking.cc
Fri Oct 26 17:51:10 PDT 2007
Ian Hickson wrote:
> On Fri, 26 Oct 2007, Jonas Sicking wrote:
>> I imagine what will happen is that pages will create a <video> that
>> covers the whole content area of the current window and then have some
>> mechanism that minimizes the video again.
>> I could see an argument for having an API that maximizes the video
>> within the content area of the current window and adds some sort of
>> browser specific UI to minimize it again.
>> However, it isn't clear that sites will prefer that over having their
>> users choose 'fullscreen' from the context menu (or whatever other UI
>> the browser chooses to use).
>> Actually, the more I think about it the more I like the idea of an API
>> for "fullwindow". What do other people think?
> Why do we need an API for it? Just use CSS. It's a few lines of code.
The only reason would be that it'd give a unified UI for un-maximizing
the video. I.e. the UI would be provided by the browser rather than the
But I agree it's not a strong reason, and if nothing else could wait to
a later version to verify that there actually is a desire for such a
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