[whatwg] Web Apps 1.0: Editing

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Mon May 9 09:05:36 PDT 2005

On Mon, 9 May 2005, Ben Meadowcroft wrote:
> Well setting designMode on the body won't work, it is set on the 
> document object using script, document.designMode="on". Actually I guess 
> this should added to one of the Document interfaces described in the 
> spec.
> Other than that I'm not sure what the differences between them are, I 
> imagine that setting <body contentEditable=""> is pretty similar to 
> turning on designMode, perhaps someone else can shed some light on this?

If document.body.designMode = 'on' is equivalent to 
document.body.contentEditable = 'on' then I don't see much point in having 
both. If they are different, let me know. :-)

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