HTML5 Full Screen API

HTML5 now supports Full Screen API that allows browser to request full screen, and it is useful for video element. It is awkward that HTML5 video does not full screen while Flash video does have previously.

The first full screen API is developed by Apple Webkit implemented in iOS. Now Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari did support full screen API that called using JavaScript. However, they did use their own API methods with less standardization for developer to write cross-platform full screen operation.

Related Links:

Native Fullscreen JavaScript API (plus jQuery plugin)


http://arstechnica.com/business/news/2011/11/html5-games-video-get-boost-from-full-screen-api-in-firefox-nightly.ars
http://peter.sh/2011/01/javascript-full-screen-api-navigation-timing-and-repeating-css-gradients/

Author: fyhao

Jebsen & Jessen Comms Singapore INTI University College Bsc (Hon) of Computer Science, Coventry University

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