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Re: View modes: more precision on fullscreen

From: Robin Berjon <robin@berjon.com>
Date: Mon, 9 Nov 2009 12:26:56 +0100
Cc: public-webapps WG <public-webapps@w3.org>
Message-Id: <E1CDE046-0DED-48E5-BEE8-795E4C766AF8@berjon.com>
To: Marcos Caceres <marcosc@opera.com>
On Nov 1, 2009, at 18:06 , Marcos Caceres wrote:
> 2009/10/5 Robin Berjon <robin@berjon.com>:
>> 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.
> I think application mode already covers this if the application is
> maximized as you defined it.

If application is maximised, then what is the keyword that describes a  
window that has chrome but isn't occupying the entirety of the space  
that windows can?

Robin Berjon - http://berjon.com/
Received on Monday, 9 November 2009 11:27:37 UTC

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