In X-Cart, it is possible to add an editable Text area attribute option. Adding an editable attribute value for some product attribute creates an empty editable text area field on the product details page in the storefront, where buyers can enter their own custom text before adding a product to the shopping cart. This feature may be used to provide personalization options for products, like monogramming, embroidery, etc.
To configure a Textarea attribute option as editable, you need to leave the Attribute option field empty and select the editable check box next to it before saving the changes.
The screen below provides an example of how an editable text area attribute value can be used to allow customers to enter custom embroidery text for a denim jacket:
On the storefront, it looks like this: