[whatwg] Consensus on video element (scriptable) Full-Screen

John Harding jharding at google.com
Wed Sep 22 11:26:06 PDT 2010

That's Flash's behavior, not YouTube's choice - we'd love to allow
fullscreen usage on one screen while focus is in another.  This is the right
way to do it, though - content can* *request changes to the fullscreen
state, but the User Agent is ultimately responsible for granting or denying
that request, or even changing arbitrarily later on.


On Wed, Sep 22, 2010 at 1:52 AM, timeless <timeless at gmail.com> wrote:

> no.
> it is not ok to allow content authors to refuse to deliver content
> unless they are "full screen".
> having events which enable providers to hold users hostage is a bad thing.
> if i have two screens today and try to watch a youtube video "full
> screen" (with flash), it tries to unfullscreen when my focus shifts to
> the other screen.
> this isn't proper. my system should not be held hostage to the whims
> of providers..
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