Non-standard contenteditable=plaintext-only limits white-space CSS property

Blink supports plaintext-only editing mode by contenteditable=plaintext-only and -webkit-user-modify:read-write-plaintext-only. This is a non-standard feature inherited from WebKit. An element with plaintext-only editing silently changes white-space CSS property: normal to pre-wrap, nowrap to pre, pre-line to pre-wrap, in order to insert \n by typing Enter key instead of <br>, and insert a space character by typing a space key instead of &nbsp;

Status in Chromium


Enabled by default in:

  • Chrome for desktop release 51
  • Chrome for Android release 51
  • Android WebView release 51
  • Opera release 38
  • Opera for Android release 38

Consensus & Standardization

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Last updated on 2017-06-14