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[whatwg] api for fullscreen()

From: Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>
Date: Thu, 17 Dec 2009 20:50:28 +1300
Message-ID: <11e306600912162350o3aa1472dw5a951e536710183e@mail.gmail.com>
2009/12/17 Ian Fette (????????) <ifette at google.com>

> I think what I've heard from application developers over and over again is
> that, while the UA may provide some way to go into full screen from in the
> browser chrome, it is much more discoverable when that capability exists
> from within the content area (e.g. people are used to clicking on the full
> screen button in YouTube, and when you take that away users can no longer
> figure out how to go full screen).

We are also hearing this.

Michael Dale's suggestion of using a passive, opt-in notification for this
sounds reasonable to me.

"He was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities;
the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are
healed. We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his
own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all." [Isaiah
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