[whatwg] What exactly is contentEditable for?

Dimitri Glazkov dimitri.glazkov at gmail.com
Tue Aug 23 20:16:07 PDT 2005

On 8/23/05, Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:

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

Why? I think contentEditable concept is very much salvageable. It just
needs some hook back into the forms to connect it to a POST request.
Adding semantics is easier than changing them.

Granted, my previous attempt to route it back into the textarea is
probably not going to work. Maybe a form input type, like hidden, and
some way to specify that its source is the modified html of an


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