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CSS | :read-write Selector
  • Last Updated : 05 Nov, 2019

The :read-write selector is used to select an element (such as an input text) that is editable by the user. The elements with no readonly and disabled attribute are defined as readable and writable.

Syntax:

:read-write {
    // CSS Property
}

Example 1:

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<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
    <head>
        <title>:read-write Selector</title>
        <style>
            input {
                min-width: 25em;
                padding: 10px;
            }
              
            /* CSS property for Firefox only */
            input:-moz-read-write { 
                background: green;
                color: white;
            }
              
            input:read-write { 
                background: green;
                color: white;
            }
        </style>
    </head>
    <body style = "text-align:center">
          
        <h2>
            :read-write Selector
        </h2>
        <input type = "text" value
        "Editable input field"><br><br>
          
        <input type = "text" value
        "This is a read-only input field." readonly>
    </body>
</html>                    

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Output:
read1

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<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
    <head>
        <title>:read-write Selector</title>
        <style>
            p:-moz-read-write { 
                background: green;
            }
            p:read-write { 
                background: green; 
            
            p[contenteditable = "true"] { 
                color: white;
            }
        </style>
    </head>
      
    <body style = "text-align:center">
        <h2>
            :read-write Selector
         </h2>
           
        <p>
            This is a normal paragraph
        </p>
        <p contenteditable = "true">
            This is editable paragraph!
        </p>
    </body>
</html>                    

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Output:
read2

Supported Browsers: The browser supported by :read-write Selector are listed below:

  • Apple Safari 9.0
  • Google Chrome 36.0
  • Firefox 3.0 -moz-
  • Opera 23.0
  • Internet Explorer 13.0



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