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[whatwg] Fullscreen feedback

From: Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>
Date: Mon, 23 Aug 2010 15:00:09 +1200
Message-ID: <AANLkTimqd5_EV0PXByaKp5PxFFbNR43h2W6tF05W4uNA@mail.gmail.com>
On Sun, Aug 22, 2010 at 4:12 AM, Adam Barth <w3c at adambarth.com> wrote:

> On Sat, Aug 21, 2010 at 2:00 AM, Robert O'Callahan <robert at ocallahan.org>
> wrote:
> > On Sat, Aug 21, 2010 at 5:21 PM, Adam Barth <w3c at adambarth.com> wrote:
> >> How is going fullscreen different from opening a popup window?
> >
> > That depends on how the UA chooses to handle it. But this proposed
> > fullscreen API is based on the idea that the fullscreen content "takes
> over"
> > the toplevel browsing context to which it belongs. (The content is styled
> to
> > fill the IFRAME, and the IFRAME element is styled to fill the parent
> > document's viewport.)
>
> That does seem dangerous if the location bar still displays the URL of
> the top-level browsing context because it violates the constraint
> principle of display delegation.
>

That's why I want to default to prohibiting subframe content from going
fullscreen.

This doesn't seem like a good model for full-screen.  I would think
> the model of re-parenting the content to a popup window that fills the
> entire screen would be a better model.
>

I think that model is a lot harder to spec and a lot harder for Web authors
to understand. I'd certainly be interested in looking at a proposal if
someone wants to pursue that approach.

Rob
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