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
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
HTML5
The definition of 'HTMLElement.contenteditable' in that specification.
Recommendation Snapshot of  HTML Living Standard, initial definition.

Browser compatibility

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DesktopMobile
ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic supportChrome ? Edge Full support YesFirefox Full support 1IE ? Opera ? Safari ? WebView Android Full support YesChrome Android Full support YesEdge Mobile Full support YesFirefox Android Full support 4Opera Android ? Safari iOS ? Samsung Internet Android ?

Legend

Full support  
Full support
Compatibility unknown  
Compatibility unknown

See also

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