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HTML contenteditable Attribute

Definition and Usage

The contenteditable attribute specifies whether the content of an element is editable or not.

Note: When the contenteditable attribute is not set on an element, the element will inherit it from its parent.

Applies to

The contenteditable attribute is a Global Attribute, and can be used on any HTML element.

Element Attribute
All HTML elements contenteditable



An editable paragraph:

<p contenteditable="true">This is an editable paragraph.</p>
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Browser Support

The numbers in the table specify the first browser version that fully supports the attribute.

contenteditable 4.0 6.0 3.5 3.1 10.1