Re: Fullscreen API

On Tue, Feb 8, 2011 at 3:12 PM, João Eiras <> 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