Running TinyMCE in a Shadow DOM

Running TinyMCE in a Shadow DOM

Running a TinyMCE instance inside a Shadow DOM is not, currently, supported.

Running a TinyMCE instance — whether in classic mode or inline mode — inside a Shadow DOM will, likely, work.

For example:

<div id="shadow-host"></div>

<script type="text/javascript">

  const shadowHost = document.getElementById('shadow-host');

  // Note: Closed shadow roots are not currently, even experimentally supported.
  const shadow = shadowHost.attachShadow({mode: 'open'});

  const node = document.createElement('textarea');
  node.value = 'Text added to the <em>TinyMCE</em> editor instance <strong>on loading.</strong>';

    // Note: use ‘target’ to specify the node the TinyMCE editor instance replaces.
    // Do not use ‘selector’.
    target: node,
    plugins: [
        "advlist autolink lists link image charmap print preview anchor",
        "searchreplace visualblocks code fullscreen",
        "insertdatetime media table help"
    ].join(' '),
    toolbar: "insertfile undo redo | styleselect | bold italic | alignleft aligncenter alignright alignjustify | bullist numlist outdent indent | link image"

But TinyMCE does not, currently, check its host node for evidence it is inside a Shadow DOM (eg, checking for the #shadow-root string immediately before the host node’s opening tag).

Consequently, while a TinyMCE instance will likely work as expected inside a Shadow DOM, TinyMCE instances are not, currently, supported inside Shadow DOMs.