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[whatwg] Full screen for the <video> element

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Fri, 12 Oct 2007 21:37:23 +0000 (UTC)
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0710122136140.19595@hixie.dreamhostps.com>
On Wed, 21 Mar 2007, Martin Hassman wrote:
> I feel conflict here:
> a) UA provide some Fullscreen item in popup menu (from the discussion 
> seems for me that there shouldn't be any UA-GUI in page than popup menu) 
> b) web author give some Fullscreen button inside his video controls (to 
> look it like youtube etc.)
> If for b) author doesn't have API and make it owns way, there will be 
> two independent fullscreens for every video. 1st way the browser allows 
> fullscreen and 2nd way the page author make fullscreen.

I would posit that if user agents provided for a native full-screen mode, 
sites would stop providing their own workaround.

> Fullscreen here does not necessary mean switching browser to fullscreen 
> mode, look e.g. like youtube has it.

I'm sure YouTube would _rather_ just have a way to go fullscreen, though. 
The current feature is but a poor workaround.

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