HTML and CSS Reference
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AN HTML EDITOR IN A WEB
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As you learned in Chapter 1 , HTML5 believes in paving
cowpaths—in other words, taking the unstandardized
features that developers use today, and making them
part of the official HTML5 standard. One of the single
best examples is its inclusion of two odd attributes,
named contentEditable and design-Mode, which let you
turn an ordinary browser into a basic HTML editor.
These two attributes are nothing new. In fact, they were
originally added to Internet Explorer 5 in the dark ages
of the Internet. At the time, most developers dismissed
them as more Windows-only extensions to the Web. But
as the years wore on, more browsers began to copy IE's
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