[whatwg] What exactly is contentEditable for?

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Tue Aug 23 16:59:26 PDT 2005

On Fri, 5 Aug 2005, dolphinling wrote:
> 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?

Rich text editing, such as with blog editing software or forum software.

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