[whatwg] What exactly is contentEditable for?

Anne van Kesteren fora at annevankesteren.nl
Mon Aug 15 05:05:45 PDT 2005

Quoting Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt at lachy.id.au>:
>> 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
>> cetera.)
> How is that any different from a text area form control with a 
> specified accept type of text/html, which would allow a UA to load 
> any external editor (eg. XStandard) or degrade to a regular text area?

You can not restrict certain elements from being edited?

Kind regards,


Anne van Kesteren

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