WebXR DOM Overlay for Handheld AR

Allows WebXR applications using immersive-ar on handheld devices to optionally activate a DOM overlay mode where the 2D page content is shown as an interactive transparent layer on top of the application-drawn WebGL content and camera image. This is based on the existing Fullscreen API which is used to select the visible DOM element.

Developers want to use DOM to create UI for their XR experiences. For VR, inline sessions are by definition within the DOM, but we have deferred this capability for immersive VR sessions. For AR, though, there is no inline mode, and 2D UI is especially important for popular use cases. We believe that supporting such UI is part of the minimum viable product for AR.



Status in Chromium


Proposed (tracking bug)

Consensus & Standardization

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Last updated on 2019-09-13