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Re: Fullscreen API

From: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 08 Feb 2011 13:43:19 -0500
Message-ID: <4D518EC7.7060802@w3.org>
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
CC: "public-fx@w3.org" <public-fx@w3.org>
Hi, Maciej-

Maciej Stachowiak wrote (on 2/8/11 1:22 PM):
> On some level it doesn't matter where this gets done.

That's the level I'm concentrating on.  I am more concerned with being 
able to find somewhere convenient to start on it quickly.

>But on a
> technical level, the full screen API has little to do with CSS and
> almost nothing to do with SVG.

In a purely technical sense, it has almost nothing to do with HTML 
either... though since HTML is by far the most common Web markup, it's 
logical that it would be used more with HTML content than SVG.  But no 
matter where it happens, I'd expect it to extend the Element and 
Document interface for any markup language supported in the browser, not 
just HTML, SVG, MathML, etc.

I don't think arguing about where it "belongs" is a productive or 
satisfying topic... the only real implication for that is if the 
resulting spec has input from the right authors and implementers, and 
any appropriate IP concerns are covered.

If the HTML WG is willing to take this on and make progress quickly, I 
have no problem with that.  I'm just trying to get standardization 
started so authors can start using it everywhere.  It so happens that it 
fits thematically with other "effects" like filters, gradients, 
animations, etc., so I thought of the FX TF.

-Doug Schepers
W3C Team Contact, SVG, WebApps, and Web Events WGs
Received on Tuesday, 8 February 2011 18:43:22 UTC

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