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[whatwg] api for fullscreen()

From: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
Date: Thu, 17 Dec 2009 00:32:34 -0800
Message-ID: <63df84f0912170032m363b1979j81223a5ff3b280b4@mail.gmail.com>
On Thu, Dec 17, 2009 at 12:12 AM, Robert O'Callahan
<robert at ocallahan.org> wrote:
> 2009/12/17 Ian Fette (????????) <ifette at google.com>
>>
>> I'm not convinced we actually need opt-in, though if we did have opt-in it
>> should allow the user to persist that choice (don't ask me for permission
>> each time i try to fullscreen a youtube video.)
>
> Sure.
>
>>
>> I would much rather go for user gesture + opt-out. e.g. you have to cal
>> fullscreen() in response to a user gesture, you immediately get
>> fullscreened,
>
> It's really easy to get users to click on things.
>
>>
>> but maybe there's some dorky bar up top that stays around until you click
>> "go away" or "never put up the dork bar again for this site".
>
> Maybe...

Technically speaking this isn't something that needs to be
standardized. All we need is a standardized fullscreen() function
somewhere, and possibly standardized "fullscreenon"/"fullscreenoff"
events. Browsers are free to implement whatever UI they want after
that.

/ Jonas
Received on Thursday, 17 December 2009 00:32:34 UTC

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