TextEdit style attributes

Textedit presentation style attributes apply to the TEXTEDIT element.

Note: This topic lists presentation style attributes for a specific class of form element, common presentation style attributes can also be used for this type of element.

sanitize

Important: This feature is deprecated, its use is discouraged although not prohibited.

By default, to avoid "Stored XSS" attacks, the front-end cleans the HTML sent to form elements to ensure no malicious script can be executed. This security control prevents for example to use HTML content such as "<a href='mailto: …".

The default for the sanitize attribute is "yes".

To disable the checking of HTML content send to form elements, set the sanitize style attribute to "no".

The sanitize style attribute makes only sense for TextEdit form items, when used with the textFormat style attribute set to "html":

<Style name="TextEdit.relax">
     <StyleAttribute name="textFormat" value="html"/>
     <StyleAttribute name="sanitize" value="no"/>
</Style>

showEditToolBox

Important: This feature is deprecated, its use is discouraged although not prohibited.

Defines if the toolbox for rich text editing is shown or not.

Only available when the textFormat style attribute is set to "html".

Possible values are:
  • "no" (default): The toolbox is hidden.
  • "yes": The toolbox is visible.

showVirtualKeyboard

Defines how the virtual keyboard must appear on mobile devices.
Note: Only supported on Androidâ„¢ devices.

Values can be:

  • "onTap" (default): Virtual keyboard shows up when user taps in the field.
  • "onFocus": Virtual keyboard shows up when the focus goes to the field.

textFormat

Defines the rendering of the content of the TEXTEDIT widget.

Important: This feature is deprecated, its use is discouraged although not prohibited.
Note: Consider using the fglrichtext web component, instead of richtext option in TEXTEDIT fields.
Values can be:
  • "plain" (default): the value assigned to this widget is interpreted as plain text.
  • "html", the value is interpreted as HTML (with hyperlinks), with rich text input feature enabled.
    Important: The HTML content displayed inside a form element using the textFormat=html style must not be a complete HTML document (using CSS styles for example). The content must be simple HTML, with basic tags such as text decoration like <b/> for bold, <ul/>+<li/> for bullet lists, and inline styles.
    Note: Consider using the fglrichtext web component, instead of the rich text option in TEXTEDIT fields.

    For more details, see Rich Text Editing in TEXTEDIT.

wrapPolicy

Defines where the text can be wrapped in word wrap mode.

Values can be:
  • "atWordBoundary" (default): the text will wrap at word boundaries.
  • "anywhere": the text breaks anywhere, splitting words if needed.