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[whatwg] Full screen for the <video> element

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Mon, 29 Oct 2007 04:04:19 +0000 (UTC)
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0710290404120.7001@hixie.dreamhostps.com>
On Sat, 27 Oct 2007, Ivo Emanuel Gon?alves wrote:
>
> As far as I understand this issue, the best solution is to leave it up 
> to the user-agent.  If they want to provide a full screen option let 
> them have it.  If users find it annoying or if it's heavily abused, they 
> either disable it or move to another browser that knows what it's 
> doing(tm).
> 
> Basically, full screen video should be a client thing.  The HTML 5 spec 
> should merely suggest user-agents not to start in full screen mode by 
> default.  I think that's a good compromise.  Not elegant, but probably 
> works.

Agreed.

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