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    Content Editable

    In HTML5 any element can be editable. Using some JavaScript event handlers you can transform your web page into a full and fast rich-text editor. This article provides some information about this functionality.


    Content editable is fully compatible with current browsers.

    • Firefox 3.5+
    • Firefox for Android 19+
    • Chrome 4.0+
    • Internet Explorer 5.5+
    • Safari 3.1+
    • Opera 9+
    • iOS Safari 5.0+
    • Android Browser 3.0+
    • Opera Mobile 12.1+
    • Chrome for Android 25+

    Not yet supported by Opera Mini.

    How does it work?

    Set the contentEditable attribute to true on your HTML element. It can be used in almost all HTML elements.


    A simple example:

    <!DOCTYPE html>
        <div contentEditable="true">
          This text can be edited by the user.

    You can see a working example with JavaScript integration using LocalStorage here. With the source here.

    See also

    user_pref("capability.policy.policynames", "allowclipboard");
    user_pref("capability.policy.allowclipboard.sites", "");
    user_pref("capability.policy.allowclipboard.Clipboard.cutcopy", "allAccess");
    user_pref("capability.policy.allowclipboard.Clipboard.paste", "allAccess");

    How to interact with the content  (old IE style API) and here