[whatwg] What exactly is contentEditable for?

Anne van Kesteren fora at annevankesteren.nl
Fri Aug 5 03:25:41 PDT 2005

Quoting dolphinling <dolphinling at myrealbox.com>:
> Perhaps I've missed something, but while I've seen lots on what 
> contentEditable does and how it works and how various other things 
> are associated with it, I've never actually seen anything explaining 
> *why* it exists. So... what's it good for?

Could you be more specific? It basically enables WYSIWYG editing for 
web pages.
(With the freedom that you can restrict certain elements from being edited, et

Kind regards,


Anne van Kesteren

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