[whatwg] What exactly is contentEditable for?

Lachlan Hunt lachlan.hunt at lachy.id.au
Mon Aug 29 04:35:15 PDT 2005

Ian Hickson wrote:
> On Wed, 24 Aug 2005, Lachlan Hunt wrote:
>>contentEditiable is not semantic, it's behavioural and belongs in the DOM
>>interface only, not the markup.
> How is it not semantic?

How is it semantic?

> It's not behavioural...

It's behavioual because it specifies how content should be entered by 
the user (i.e. using a WYSIWYG editor) rather than just what kind of 
content is expected and leaving the editing/input methods up to the UA. 
It also (currently) requires scripts to be used at all, and scripts are 

Lachlan Hunt

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