[whatwg] Entering fullscreen when already in fullscreen mode [was: Fullscreen]

Darin Fisher darin at chromium.org
Tue Oct 18 15:52:45 PDT 2011

On Tue, Oct 18, 2011 at 7:24 AM, Glenn Maynard <glenn at zewt.org> wrote:

> On Tue, Oct 18, 2011 at 3:55 AM, Anne van Kesteren <annevk at opera.com>
> wrote:
> > However, I just realized this does not work for the single document case.
> > You have a video player website and you host your videos in <video> or
> maybe
> > a <div> container. So your video player website is displayed fullscreen,
> > because your users like the fullscreen application feel from their OS,
> but
> > then they click to display one of those videos fullscreen and once they
> hit
> > exit the video player website is also no longer displayed fullscreen.
> >
> Do you mean the user-fullscreen mode that most browsers enter with F11?
> That's a separate piece of state entirely, since it affects the whole
> browser window, not individual tabs.  (You should still be able to
> enterFullscreen and exitFullscreen, to set and clear the fullscreen
> element.  It just wouldn't change the browser window's actual fullscreen
> status.)
In Chrome, the user-fullscreen mode you get when you press F11 places the
active tab into fullscreen mode.  It is interesting to wonder how this API
should interact with user-fullscreen mode.  However, maybe that is best left
to the UAs and shouldn't be covered by this spec.


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