I have some elements that need to have the text inside editable, for this I am using the HTML 5 attribute contentEditable. I can't seem to do use jQuery for this using multiple selectors. What I want to do is have every tag inside a container div be editable. Here's an example of what it would look like if it worked with jQuery:
$("#container <all tags here>").contentEditable = "true";
I dont know how to make it select all tags but you get the point.
So all span, div, tables, bold, etc should be editable individually
* means "all element types", and is analogous to
Like most other jQuery functions, attr applies the same operation to every element captured by the selector.
$("#container *").attr("contentEditable", true)
Just a guess. Away from workstation.
I get the impression you're misunderstanding the problem in two places:
jQuery creates "query" objects which provide a shorthand for manipulating sets of DOM elements. Your example code sets contentEditable on the query, not what it matches. You want jQuery's shorthand for "set an attribute on all matching elements", which is
I'm not sure you understand contentEditable properly. You're supposed to set it on the top-level container for each editable region and its effects apply to everything within. In my experience, if setting contentEditable on
#containeror something like
#container div.postreally isn't good enough, then you've got bigger problems.
For some reason in IE10 only this seemed to work:
$('#container').get(0).contentEditable = "true";
Why attr didn't work I do not know.
If I can remember correctly, setting the
contentEditable value on the parent would also cause all its children to become editable.
So doing this: