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  • Last Updated : 10 Aug, 2022

The DOM isContentEditable property is used to return a boolean where true means the content of an element is editable and false represents content is not editable. This property is read-only. 



Return Value: This property returns a boolean value.

  • true means that the content of an element is editable.
  • false means that the content of an element is not editable.



<!DOCTYPE html>
        DOM iscontentEditable Property
<body style="text-align: center">
    <h1 style="color:green">
        DOM iscontentEditable Property
    <span id="P" contenteditable="true">
        Span 1 is editable.
    <span id="P1">
        Span 2 is non editable.
    <button onclick="myFunction()">
        Click me!
    <p id="d"></p>
    <p id="d1"></p>
        function myFunction() {
            var x =
            var y =
            document.getElementById("d").innerHTML =
                "Span 1 is editable: " + x;
            document.getElementById("d1").innerHTML =
                "Span 2 is editable: " + y;


Before clicking the button:


After clicking the button:


Supported Browsers: The browser supported by isContentEditable property are listed below:

  • Google Chrome 1.0 and above
  • Edge 12.0 and above
  • Internet Explorer 5.5 and above
  • Firefox 4.0 and above
  • Opera 12.1 and above
  • Safari 3.0 and above

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