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

Syntax

editable = element.isContentEditable

Example

JavaScript

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

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>

Result

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
WHATWG HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'HTMLElement.contenteditable' in that specification.
Living Standard No change from latest snapshot, HTML5.1
HTML5.1
The definition of 'HTMLElement.contenteditable' in that specification.
Recommendation Snapshot of WHATWG HTML Living Standard, no change from HTML5
HTML5
The definition of 'HTMLElement.contenteditable' in that specification.
Recommendation Snapshot of  WHATWG HTML Living Standard, initial definition.

Browser compatibility

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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