[whatwg] api for fullscreen()

Henri Sivonen hsivonen at iki.fi
Wed Jan 27 23:34:22 PST 2010

On Jan 28, 2010, at 04:38, Robert O'Callahan wrote:

> 2009/12/17 Maciej Stachowiak <mjs at apple.com>
>> 1) It handles some very common use cases (including likely one of the *most* common, video) in a way that's much simpler for the content author.
>> 2) The browser will have the option to animate the transition to fullscreen starting from the target element, in a clean way. If content has to make layout changes by hand to limit itself to the specific fullscreen target, then it's extremely difficult, perhaps impossible, for the browser to do a single smooth animated transition without any unwanted flickering or layout thrash.
>> We don't have a specific API proposal to make right now, but I'll try to get the people working on this to put forward a concrete proposal soon.
> Did that happen?

I haven't seen a proposal, but it looks like code has landed:

Demo: http://jilion.com/sublime/video
(option-click the full screen button in a fresh WebKit nigthly)

Henri Sivonen
hsivonen at iki.fi

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