The HTMLElement.isContentEditable read-only property returns a Boolean that is true if the contents of the element are editable; otherwise it returns false.


editable = element.isContentEditable



document.getElementById("infoText1").innerHTML += document.getElementById("myText1").isContentEditable;
document.getElementById("infoText2").innerHTML += document.getElementById("myText2").isContentEditable;


<p id="myText1">Uneditable Paragraph</p>
<p id="myText2" contentEditable="true">Editable Paragraph</p>

<p id="infoText1">Can edit the first paragraph? </p>
<p id="infoText2">Can edit the second paragraph? </p>



Specification Status Comment
HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'HTMLElement.contenteditable' in that specification.
Living Standard No change from latest snapshot, HTML 5.1
HTML 5.1
The definition of 'HTMLElement.contenteditable' in that specification.
Recommendation Snapshot of HTML Living Standard, no change from HTML5
The definition of 'HTMLElement.contenteditable' in that specification.
Recommendation Snapshot of  HTML Living Standard, initial definition.

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Feature Chrome Edge Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support (Yes) (Yes) 4.0 (2) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)
Feature Android Chrome for Android Edge Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support (Yes) 4.0 (2) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)

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