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Re: Fullscreen?

From: Joćo Eiras <joao.eiras@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Dec 2010 03:23:01 -0000
To: www-dom@w3.org
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On , Daniel Hendrycks <kondo8@hotmail.com> wrote:

> https://wiki.mozilla.org/Gecko:FullScreenAPI

I personally don't see much benefit in Gecko's API. Some of the use cases are coverd by media queries, like "projection" or the new work being done with the @viewport rule (http://people.opera.com/rune/TR/css-viewport/). Others are specifically user agent UI features, like double clicking a video to show fullscreen, as in popular media players. 'Fullscreening' a fragment of the page can already be achieved by opening a popup and then letting the user do what he/she wants with it. And last but not least, going fullscreen always raises the typical UI spoofing issues or the typical question "Who's in control, the page or the user?", hence their specific permissions API.

So, are there any use cases that *are* really no covered by the current state of the art web standards, and are those use cases significant ?
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