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View modes: more precision on fullscreen

From: Robin Berjon <robin@berjon.com>
Date: Mon, 5 Oct 2009 12:03:13 +0200
Message-Id: <F90EE449-75D8-44F2-A8EF-CB8F1147782F@berjon.com>
To: public-webapps WG <public-webapps@w3.org>
Hi,

it seems to me that there's a missing distinction in our list of view  
modes: the difference between maximised and fullscreen (or perhaps  
fullscreen and all-screen).

Maximised is the case in which the application takes up the entire  
available screen space minus a little bit of chrome either for itself  
(a window bar with a title and perhaps some buttons) or for the system  
(task bar, menu clock, etc.); whereas fullscreen is when the viewport  
is the same size as the screen (e.g. for video playback).

Both desktops and phones tend to have this distinction in one way or  
another, so it sounds to me as something that we should expose as well.

WDYT?

-- 
Robin Berjon - http://berjon.com/
Received on Monday, 5 October 2009 10:03:43 GMT

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