[QUOTE=plauk]I'm aware that you can go fullscreen in browsers. Chrome seems to do it best, but still causes issues when the mouse hovers near the top of the screen[/quote]
The Mouse Lock API
would probably fix this.
[quote]Firefox's idea of fullscreen appears to include leaving a menubar at the top of the screen and the windows taskbar down the bottom[/quote] Seems to work here - you just have to wait a moment and the menu bar at the top slides away and then you're totally fullscreen. Same with IE9.
[quote]my crisp and chunky pixel graphics are unavoidably blurred with the linear scaling that I can't turn off[/quote]
I'm also aware this is a major problem, and I have in fact been trying to make noises at the standards committee to properly support this, and they seemed receptive, but it may take time to sort out.
[quote]Browsers always have been, and always will be quirky.[/quote]
Only with new features, and HTML5 is the bleeding edge. For example, in the latest generation of browsers, I think you'll be hard pressed to find any CSS2 quirks - at least none that matter, anyway. So once HTML5 has been around a while I think it will be pretty solid - it's only a matter of time.
In other words, I think every single concern raised in this thread will be solved, it's only a matter of time. These problems do exist, but they exist because HTML5 is so new. Once it's had some time to mature, all these problems will be solved. Don't look at where HTML5 is
, look at where it's going
Perhaps we can look in to an official EXE wrapper after all. But if the problems of HTML5 get fixed soon, what's the point? The only real advantage of an EXE that I can see is the speed, and if you're embedding a browser in an EXE, you don't get any extra speed! It's no faster than a browser on the web. Then you get the disadvantage of trying to persuade a security-conscious public to download an EXE file and OK all the security warnings they get.
So try looking at it from my point of view: the way things are going, an EXE wrapper around HTML5 provides some disadvantages, and no advantages.
[quote]Also, thanks for staying in the conversation that I'm sure you're sick to hell of by now.[/QUOTE]
No worries, it's an interesting subject!