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Re: [whatwg] "fullscreenchange" event should be delayed to after transition is complete

From: Chris Pearce <cpearce@mozilla.com>
Date: Thu, 17 May 2012 18:06:22 +1200
Message-ID: <4FB4955E.9020804@mozilla.com>
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@annevk.nl>
Cc: "whatwg@lists.whatwg.org" <whatwg@lists.whatwg.org>
On 17/05/2012 3:37 a.m., Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> On Wed, May 16, 2012 at 2:33 AM, Chris Pearce<cpearce@mozilla.com>  wrote:
>> I think that the "fullscreenchange" even dispatch should be specified to be
>> dispatched once the animation to transition to/from fullscreen has finished.
> So queuing the task was not enough? I guess that makes sense.
>
> As for how to best define this in the specification. Should I just
> create a list of objects the event is to be dispatched upon and then
> after the animation steps start queuing tasks to dispatch them on the
> objects in that list?
>

Actually after thinking a bit more on this I've changed my mind and I 
don't think it's ok to leave the fullscreenElement stack and :fullscreen 
state changes synchronous while delaying the dispatch of 
"fullscreenchange" events.

If fullscreenElement stack and :fullscreen state changes could be 
observed before the fullscreen transition/animation is complete, script 
won't see consistent behaviour across platforms, i.e. on some (but not 
all) platforms there will be a period of time that 
document.fullscreenElement is true but document.fullscreenElement 
doesn't take up the entire screen.

I think it would be best to simply make everything from Step 2 onwards 
of the requestFullscreen() algorithm spec asynchronous. So in the 
requestFullscreen specification, move Step 5 and Step 6 up to be 
inserted before Step 2.

We should do the same with exitFullscreen(), i.e. move Step 6 and Step 7 
of the exitFullscreen algorithm spec up to be inserted before Step 3.

We should also specify that those state changes happen in synchronous 
sections, to keep the world sane.

Thanks,
Chris Pearce.
Received on Thursday, 17 May 2012 06:06:57 GMT

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