[whatwg] <video>

Kevin Carle kcarle at google.com
Mon Jun 21 16:22:49 PDT 2010

It's important to realize that Flash fullscreen is about a lot more than
just having the video play. For many sites (such as us at YouTube), the
controls/UI are part of the fullscreen experience. Unless you can fullscreen
a canvas or somehow allow controls and other elements (subtitles,
annotations, etc) it's simply not competitive with Flash. Right now there is
no way to implement the YouTube player and features in HTML5 in fullscreen.

For now our answer is to only allow "full browser" mode (stretch to fill
browser, user can then fullscreen the browser). This is not ideal,
especially since many users don't even know they can fullscreen a browser.


On Sun, Jun 20, 2010 at 5:23 PM, Nils Dagsson Moskopp <
nils-dagsson-moskopp at dieweltistgarnichtso.net> wrote:

> Diego Perini <diego.perini at gmail.com> schrieb am Mon, 21 Jun 2010
> 00:03:15 +0200:
> > The attribute should only instruct the browser to show the fullscreen
> > button in the controls panels and in the context menu and not to
> > switch to fullscreen mode immediately.
> >
> > This will allow to enforce/maintain a user action as the trigger for
> > the fullscreen mode and thus avoid abuse of the feature
> > programmatically.
> AFAIK, at least Firefox shows a fullscreen option already in the context
> menu. What makes you think there is another attribute needed (besides
> @controls) ?
> --
> Nils Dagsson Moskopp // erlehmann
> <http://dieweltistgarnichtso.net>
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