[whatwg] api for fullscreen()

David Singer singer at apple.com
Thu Feb 4 13:08:50 PST 2010

On Feb 3, 2010, at 15:03 , Kit Grose wrote:
> I feel that the user shouldn't have the ability to enter into some sort of "pseudo-fullscreen". If the content needs to be displayed full-screen,

I don't believe that there is any such 'need' and that the user should own that decision.  I, for example, basically refuse to use applications that have the hubris to assume that they should own the screen and cover all the parts they don't need with gray.  I didn't buy a large display to see grey painted everywhere;  I bought it so I *could* see multiple things at once.

> If the user does not wish to view the content in full-screen and the developer feels that content can only be reasonably viewed full-screen,

The developer has no idea how big my screen is, how many I have, or a host of other questions.

> I feel the user has opted not to view that content at all. I don't mind at all that the user has no choice but to skip that content; it's similar behaviour to a user quitting a desktop application that insists on running full-screen.


David Singer
Multimedia and Software Standards, Apple Inc.

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