HTML Global Attributes


classDefines one or more class names for an element. See Classes and IDs.
contenteditableSets whether the content of an element can be edited.
contextmenuDefines a context menu shown when a user right-clicks an element.
dirSets the text direction for text within an element.
draggableSets whether an element can be dragged.
hiddenHides an element not currently in use on the page.
idDefines a unique identifier for an element. See Classes and IDs.
langDefines the language of an element's content and its text attribute values. See Content Languages.
spellcheckSets whether to spell/grammar check the content of an element.
styleDefines a set of inline CSS styles for an element.
tabindexSets the order in which elements on a page are navigated by the tab keyboard shortcut.
titleDefines additional information about an element, generally in the form of tooltip text on mouseover.
translateDefines whether to translate the content of an element.


Global attributes are simply attributed which can be applied to any element in the entire document.

Contenteditable Attribute

<p contenteditable>This is an editable paragraph.</p>

Upon clicking on the paragraph, the content of it can be edited similar to an input text field.

When the contenteditable attribute is not set on an element, the element will inherit it from its parent. So all child text of a content editable element will also be editable, but you can turn it off for specific text, like so:

<p contenteditable>
  This is an editable paragraph.
  <span contenteditable="false">But not this.</span>

Note that an uneditable text element inside an editable element will still have a text cursor as inherited from its parent as well.