Bug 52583

Summary: ContentEditable is not available on Mobile WebKit
Product: WebKit Reporter: Frederico Caldeira Knabben <fredck>
Component: HTML EditingAssignee: Nobody <webkit-unassigned>
Severity: Normal CC: ap
Priority: P2    
Version: 528+ (Nightly build)   
Hardware: Other   
OS: Other   

Description Frederico Caldeira Knabben 2011-01-17 09:21:57 PST
A simple contenteditable enabled page like the following doesn't work on WebKit Mobile:

    <title>Simple Editable Page</title>
<body contenteditable="true">
	<p>This is some text with a <a href="http://google.com/">link</a>, which should not be active but editable.</p>

I'm testing this on an iPad with iOS 4.2.1 and Safari.

Current Results
The page opens like a normal page, but it's not possible to place the caret on it and start typing. It just behaves like a normal page.

Expected Results
The user should be able to tip on the text. The caret should start blinking at the tip position and the virtual keyboard should appear, so the user can start typing.

This issues makes it impossible to develop browser based rich text editors, like CKEditor, targeted to WebKit based mobile devices.
Comment 1 Alexey Proskuryakov 2011-01-17 17:08:09 PST
Please file iOS WebKit bugs via <http://bugreport.apple.com>. We cannot track them in Bugzilla, because iOS WebKit isn't built from webit.org sources directly.

Similarly, Android bugs should be reported via their bug tracker.
Comment 2 Frederico Caldeira Knabben 2011-01-18 07:57:19 PST
Thanks for the input Alexey. I've expected someone driving me to the proper place in fact.

Just for reference, I've reported it to Apple with Bug ID# 8878775.
Comment 3 Frederico Caldeira Knabben 2011-01-20 01:40:39 PST
Just to keep the reference updated, my Apple bug has been marked as duplicate of Bug ID# 5245015.

I have no visibility of that bug, so there is no further information to add.