HTMLElement.isContentEditable

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

Syntax

editable = element.isContentEditable

Example

HTML

<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>

JavaScript

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

Result

Specifications

Specification
HTML Standard (HTML)
# dom-iscontenteditable-dev

Browser compatibility

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See also