HTML | contenteditable Attribute

It is used to specify that whether the content present in the element is editable or not. When this attribute is not set in an element, this element will inherit from its parent element.


<element contenteditable = "true|false">

Attribute: It is mainly an instance of a Global Attributes and it can be used in any HTML elements. This attribute contains two value either true or false. If the attribute value is true then content is editable and if attribute value is false the content is not editable.


<!DOCTYPE html>
        <title>contenteditable attribute</title>
            body {
            h1 {
        <h2>contenteditable attribute</h2>
        <p contenteditable="true">GeeksforGeeks: A computer science portal for geeks</p>


Supported Browsers: The browser supported by contenteditable attribute are listed below:

  • Apple Safari 3.1 and above
  • Google Chrome 4.0 and above
  • Firefox 3.5 and above
  • Opera 10.1 and above
  • Internet Explorer 6.0 and above

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