Browser Compatibility Testing of :read-only and :read-write selectors

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Browser Compatibility Testing of :read-only and :read-write selectors

:read-only and :read-write selectors

:read-only and :read-write pseudo-classes to match elements which are considered user-alterable

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BROWSER SUPPORT FOR :read-only and :read-write selectors

Google Chrome

Chrome browser version 4 to 14 support is unknown. Chrome 15 to 35 partially support this property. Chrome supports selector only for input and textarea fields, but not for contenteditable. Later version from36 to 67 supports it completely.

Mozilla Firefox

Mozilla Firefox browser version 3 to 60 support this browser property with prefix -moz-.

Internet Explorer

This browser element is not compatible with IE browser.


This browser property is not supported Safari browser version 3.1 and 3.2. Later version 4 to 8 partially supports it. SAfari browser version 9 to 11.1 supports this property completely.

Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge browser version 12 doesn't support this property. Later browser browser version 13 to 17 is compatible with this browser property.


Opera browser version 11.5 to 22 partially suppot this property. Opera 23 to 53 is compatible for this property.

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