HTMLElement.contentEditable

The contentEditable property of the HTMLElement interface specifies whether or not the element is editable.

This enumerated attribute can have the following values:

  • 'true' indicates that the element is contenteditable.
  • 'false' indicates that the element cannot be edited.
  • 'inherit' indicates that the element inherits its parent's editable status.

You can use the HTMLElement.isContentEditable property to test the computed boolean value of this property.

Value

A string.

Specifications

Specification
HTML Standard
# contenteditable

Browser compatibility

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See also