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Re: Fullscreen API

From: Glenn Maynard <glenn@zewt.org>
Date: Tue, 8 Feb 2011 17:04:58 -0500
Message-ID: <AANLkTimXT=2W+9Nrj+VXn8XK89FhJ_umJqMiTRiuL=oG@mail.gmail.com>
To: João Eiras <joao.eiras@gmail.com>
Cc: public-webapps <public-webapps@w3.org>
On Tue, Feb 8, 2011 at 3:12 PM, João Eiras <joao.eiras@gmail.com> wrote:

>  >> Regarding the web page requesting full screen access, I regard it as
> >> dangerous, disruptive and unnecessary.

It's only dangerous or disruptive if implemented carelessly.  It's simply
false to claim it's unnecessary.

- Video players must be able to go fullscreen when the video is
double-clicked; that's a fundamental UI.
- I shouldn't have to manually fullscreen a game every time I load it.
- Browser fullscreening doesn't allow you to determine which element is
being brought fullscreen, if there's more than one candidate.
- There are many other interesting use cases which browser controls don't
address at all; for example, native image viewers often show thumbnails and
only go fullscreen when an image is selected.

Glenn Maynard
Received on Tuesday, 8 February 2011 22:05:31 UTC

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