Platform/Features/Full Screen APIs

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Full Screen APIs
Stage Landed
Status Complete
Release target Firefox 10
Health OK
Status note This is tracking to release in Firefox 10.


Product manager Chris Blizzard
Directly Responsible Individual Martin Best
Lead engineer Chris Pearce
Security lead Curtis Koenig
Privacy lead `
Localization lead `
Accessibility lead `
QA lead Paul Silaghi
UX lead `
Product marketing lead `
Operations lead `
Additional members Tantek (standards)

Open issues/risks


Stage 1: Definition

1. Feature overview

This feature allows you to build a web application that runs full screen. This includes any HTML element so you can build full screen games, full interactive video experiences, presentation software or anything else that should dominate the experience.

2. Users & use cases

This feature should allow any app to create a full screen HTML-based experience. This means that an app should be able to create a full screen context of an element. That element can contain HTML, video, canvas or even flash. This should be useful for games, presentations or video experiences.

3. Dependencies


4. Requirements




Stage 2: Design

5. Functional specification

Firefox: Gecko:FullScreenAPI

Chrome extensions:

Checkin in WebKit:

Chrome review:

6. User experience design


Stage 3: Planning

7. Implementation plan


8. Reviews

Security review

  • There are security implications to this feature, which is why it needs a design review.

Privacy review


Localization review




Quality Assurance review


Operations review


Stage 4: Development

9. Implementation

Stage 5: Release

10. Landing criteria


Feature details

Priority P1
Rank 999
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Feature list Platform
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Engineering team Layout

Team status notes

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Security sec-review-complete Completed: 2011.10.03 Notes
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User experience ` Test Plan
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