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[whatwg] Full screen for the <video> element

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Tue, 30 Oct 2007 01:35:35 +0000 (UTC)
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0710300133170.16783@hixie.dreamhostps.com>
On Mon, 29 Oct 2007, Michael A. Puls II wrote:
> I could imagine it this way:
> Global javascript option: allow scripts to enable full screen for video 
> element = (default unchecked)

Well the global default would always have to be false, since you never 
know when the next site is going to abuse you.

> user-created site preference for cool.site.com: allow scripts to enable 
> full screen for video element = checked

Requiring site-specific preferences seems a bit excessive for a new HTML5 
feature. Also, if the setting exists, it's far easier to trick users into 
setting it than if it doesn't.

> Now, for me personally, I just want to be able to double-left-click on 
> the video area to enter full screen and then do the same in full screen 
> (or esc) to get back. I probably wouldn't want to automatically enter 
> full screen. However, sites and others might want that and it might be 
> cool.
> Either way it seems like there's an acceptable way to allow scripts to 
> switch to full screen, if there's a need for it.

I think having the UA provide it is enough, at least for now.

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