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[whatwg] Full screen for the <video> element

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Fri, 12 Oct 2007 21:34:26 +0000 (UTC)
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0710122132460.19595@hixie.dreamhostps.com>
On Wed, 21 Mar 2007, Mihai Sucan wrote:
> 
> Shouldn't the video API include a way to toggle full screen on/off? This 
> is a rather basic feature of videos. If it will not be available, video 
> sites will hack around missing full screen support.
> 
> The current spec doesn't define it.

Currently, the spec recommends that user agents provide a way to switch 
the view of the video to full-screen. We can't provide a programatic way 
of doing it because it is too easily abused. (Can you imagine if every 
time you went to a new site, a full-window or full-screen advert played?)

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