[whatwg] Fullscreen for HTML5 Video element

Sir Gallantmon (ニール・ゴンパ) ngompa13 at gmail.com
Mon Mar 8 04:24:09 PST 2010

On Mon, Mar 8, 2010 at 4:40 AM, Ashley Sheridan <ash at ashleysheridan.co.uk>wrote:

>  On Mon, 2010-03-08 at 14:35 +0530, balachandar muruganantham wrote:
> Hi,
> I have heard from people that there have been a discussion on supporting
> the fullscreen mode for HTML5 video element. can anyone share the
> information on the conclusion we arrived at? i searched in the archive but i
> could not come to any conclusion.
> -bala
> Not according to the spec:
> "User agents should not provide a public API to cause videos to be shown
> full-screen. A script, combined with a carefully crafted video file, could
> trick the user into thinking a system-modal dialog had been shown, and
> prompt the user for a password. There is also the danger of "mere"
> annoyance, with pages launching full-screen videos when links are clicked or
> pages navigated. Instead, user-agent-specific interface features may be
> provided to easily allow the user to obtain a full-screen playback mode"
>   Thanks,
> Ash
> http://www.ashleysheridan.co.uk
>   I don't know if I completely agree with that. If that were the case,
people would have done it with Flash years ago. Flash can be started in full
screen mode, and yet nobody's done it....
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