[whatwg] textarea accept attribute -- solution to rich text editing in WF2?

Dimitri Glazkov dimitri.glazkov at gmail.com
Tue Aug 23 20:22:30 PDT 2005

On 8/23/05, Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:
> Yes, but note that the UA is not required to perform any validating or
> anything. In practice I doubt we'll ever see useful implementations
> (whereas we already have useful, and used, implementations of the
> contentEditable feature).

Ian, I think the opposite is true, actually. Most of the browser-based
HTML editors that I saw operate by augmenting functionality of a
textarea element, and the accept attribute would work make them fit
perfectly into the WF2 world. Examples:


Of course, they do use contentEditable behind the scenes.


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