[whatwg] Full screen for the <video> element
ian at hixie.ch
Mon Oct 29 18:35:35 PDT 2007
On Mon, 29 Oct 2007, Michael A. Puls II wrote:
> I could imagine it this way:
> element = (default unchecked)
Well the global default would always have to be false, since you never
know when the next site is going to abuse you.
> user-created site preference for cool.site.com: allow scripts to enable
> full screen for video element = checked
Requiring site-specific preferences seems a bit excessive for a new HTML5
feature. Also, if the setting exists, it's far easier to trick users into
setting it than if it doesn't.
> Now, for me personally, I just want to be able to double-left-click on
> the video area to enter full screen and then do the same in full screen
> (or esc) to get back. I probably wouldn't want to automatically enter
> full screen. However, sites and others might want that and it might be
> Either way it seems like there's an acceptable way to allow scripts to
> switch to full screen, if there's a need for it.
I think having the UA provide it is enough, at least for now.
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