[whatwg] What exactly is contentEditable for?

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Tue Aug 23 19:36:39 PDT 2005

On Tue, 23 Aug 2005, Dimitri Glazkov wrote:
> As you know, there is already a scheme for communicating server's 
> expectations on input -- forms.
> I can't see how contentEditable fits in this scheme.

It doesn't. If you want contentEditable to be submitted, you need to use  
a line of script.

> And answering your earlier comment, I understand that it's just a couple 
> of lines of code to provide that communication. The problem is that it's 
> not a consistent or standardized way, which makes it next to impossible 
> to determine how this communication is handled without actually 
> executing the code.

True. But it is what IE does. Our hands are pretty much tied on this.

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