Bug 52583 - ContentEditable is not available on Mobile WebKit
Summary: ContentEditable is not available on Mobile WebKit
Alias: None
Product: WebKit
Classification: Unclassified
Component: HTML Editing (show other bugs)
Version: 528+ (Nightly build)
Hardware: Other Other
: P2 Normal
Assignee: Nobody
Depends on:
Reported: 2011-01-17 09:21 PST by webkit
Modified: 2011-01-20 01:40 PST (History)
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Description webkit 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 webkit 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 webkit 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.