HTML Global contenteditable Attribute

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<h1 contenteditable="false">This is an uneditable Heading.</h1>
<p contenteditable="true">This is an editable paragraph.</p>


The contenteditable attribute allows users to directly edit content in a browser.

A value of false prevents content from being edited by users; true allows editing.

If this attribute is missing or its value is invalid, its value is inherited from its parent element: so the element is editable if its parent is editable.

Note: That although its allowed values include true and false, this attribute is an enumerated one and not a Boolean one.

Standard Syntax

<element contenteditable="true|false">

Browser Support


Attribute Values

Value Description
true (It can be empty string)Specifies the element is editable.
false Specifies the element is not editable
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