[whatwg] "Fullscreenable" attribute.
ian at hixie.ch
Mon Jul 13 02:06:46 PDT 2009
On Tue, 16 Jun 2009, Alpha Omega wrote:
> I think it would be useful to add "fullscreenable" (or more refined
> name) attribute to arbitrary element, so users could be able to
> full-screen DOM subtrees, that document author marked as
> Usage: User choses area that he wants to fullscreen, peforms UA-specific
> action there("go to fullscreen" in context menu in desktop browsers, or
> gesture on mobile devices for example), UA goes up in DOM tree until it
> founds "fullscreenable" attribute, and then "fullscreens" this subtree.
> If "fullscreenable" attribute is not found, then it is UA authors
> decision what to do - for example fullscreen entire page.
> Use case: Not only solves problem with <video> tag, but also useful for
> mobile UAs (users could use it to "zoom" to author defined parts, on
> pages with complex layouts.), and for interactive webapps in general
I think this would be an interesting idea. I haven't any idea what the UI
would look like though. I recommend approaching vendors directly and
getting their input and experimental implementations, as described here:
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